February 9, 2010 – New York – "It's high time for the world to stiffen its spine – and mean it" regarding Iran's nuclear program, says AJC Executive Director David Harris, in his national radio commentary. LISTEN.
"It's been two years since the last sanctions resolution was adopted. That's two years of nuclear deception and long-range missile development."
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The full text of this week's commentary follows:
Our country faces immense foreign policy challenges.
None is more dangerous today than Iran.
Iran seeks nuclear-weapons capability – and the means to deliver those weapons.
Most countries, other than the likes of Cuba and Venezuela, say no.
Nuclear weapons in Iran's hands would be a global game-changer.
Since 2003, various efforts to dissuade Iran from its nuclear ambitions have been tried. All failed.
Now Washington wants tough new UN sanctions on Iran – and soon.
That's exactly right.
Iran just announced it'll produce high-grade nuclear fuel and build new enrichment facilities. It's thumbing its nose at the world.
There must be a response.
The UN Security Council is one place to start.
It's been two years since the last sanctions resolution there was adopted.
That's two years of nuclear deception and long-range missile development.
It's high time for the world to stiffen its spine – and mean it.
This is David Harris of AJC.