U.N. Security Council Resolution On Iran "A Springboard" For Additional Sanctions

New York, NY, June 9, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of Resolution 1929 on Iran, which it said must serve as "a springboard" for additional national sanctions.

Robert G. Sugarman, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

The resolution provides an international basis and a springboard for strong national sanctions to be coordinated among like-minded countries. Such sanctions should target all involvement with Iran's oil sector – trading, shipping, insuring, financing, and refining – to drastically alter the regime's cost-benefit analysis of continuing its nuclear weapons program.

The world can live without Iranian oil exports, but the regime can't. Empty oil tankers bypassing Iran on their way to fill up at Saudi, Kuwaiti and Emirati ports will concentrate the minds ofIran's leaders unlike any action we can take short of war.

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