Iran is Most Dangerous Foreign Policy Challenge
by David Harris
Executive Director, AJC
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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.Date Created: 2/16/2010 1:26:51 PM