More than half of the House — 249 lawmakers, including 110 Democrats and 139 Republicans — joined a letter urging President Joe Biden to take additional steps to prevent Iran’s nuclear program and prepare to seek the reimposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran.
While the letter, sent on Friday and obtained by Jewish Insider, makes no mention of negotiations or potential settlements with Iran, it represents the largest unified call for stronger steps against Iran’s nuclear program among House Democrats since Biden took office.
“The United States must increase its efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability and to communicate to Iran, without any ambiguity, that any further progress in its nuclear program will result in severe consequences,” the letter reads. “Iran cannot be allowed to advance its nuclear program with impunity.”
The House letter, which was promoted by AIPAC during a recent lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill and predated recent revelations about renewed talks, comes on the heels of a similar Senate letter, which more directly casts doubt on negotiations with the regime.
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