USA*Engage Urges Senators to 'Vote No' on Iran Sanctions Amendments to the DOD Authorization Bill

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Washington, DC – In a letter sent to every Senate office yesterday, USA*Engage urged Senators to oppose any amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that would impose additional unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran.

USA*Engage Director Richard Sawaya wrote:

"It has been reported that one or more amendments to impose further unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran will be offered to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 on the Senate floor.  USA*ENGAGE urges you and your colleagues to oppose any such amendments…

"…Given that the reported announced intent of the sanctions amendments is to target Iran's crude sales into the world oil market, the adverse effects on the world economy, and on vital U.S. interests, could be considerable.  Such hasty, draconian, unilateral legislation would be ill advised at best.

"If any Iran sanctions amendments do reach the floor, we urge you to vote no."

To read the full text of the letter, click here.