Hoyer Applauds UN Vote on Iran Sanctions

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Iran sanctions:
 
“I applaud the UN Security Council’s vote to impose its toughest sanctions yet on Iran.  Today, the international community sent a strong and unequivocal message to Iran that the pursuit of nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable and that their self-imposed isolation comes at significant cost.  The Administration, led by UN Ambassador Susan Rice, did a tremendous job in drafting this resolution and getting it across the finish line.  Building on their efforts in New York, I remain committed to sending to the President our own, even stronger package of sanctions during the week of June 21, when we pass the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act conference report.”
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