International Atomic Energy Agency Report Makes Clear Iran's Intentions

No More Wasting Time, Ros-Lehtinen Says

Friday, August 31, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today commented on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) recent report detailing Iran’s advances towards obtaining a nuclear weapons capability. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Iran is now at the precipice of acquiring nuclear weapons capability.  Reports of aggressive efforts to complete an underground nuclear production facility and accelerated uranium enrichment are clear evidence of Iran’s goal of becoming a nuclear weapons state.  The repercussions of a nuclear Tehran will not be contained to the Middle East but spread around the world through the regime’s support for ruthless dictators and violent extremists.  We have the opportunity to prevent the Iranian regime from gaining a devastating advantage in its crusade to export violence and hatred through the full enforcement of bilateral and multilateral sanctions. 

“We cannot let the moment pass by doubting the evidence that is right in front of our eyes. Our sanctions measures must be fully enforced, and violators must be punished.  It is the duty of the Administration to stop wavering, stop wasting time with meaningless dialogue, and fully implement and enforce sanctions against this dangerous pariah, no excuses.”

 

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