CIC welcomes Expanded UN Iran Sanctions, Urges Canada to Maintain Leadership Role

Ottawa, June 9th, 2010

The Canada-Israel Committee (CIC) today welcomed United Nations Security Council resolution 1929, imposing additional international sanctions against Iran.

"The Iranian government's drive towards nuclear weapons poses a grave threat to the stability of the Middle East and to the security of the State of Israel," said CIC national chair Moshe Ronen.

"We are particularly encouraged that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has signalled that Canada will use its presidency of the G-8 to maintain pressure on Iran, and we are hopeful that Canada will also consider implementing unilateral sanctions with like-minded countries," Ronen continued. "The sustained effort of the international community will be required if there is to be any chance of compelling Iran to honor its international obligations."

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