Lantos urges AIPAC on Iran

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos implored delegates at AIPAC’s policy
conference to lobby members of the Congress to pass a bill he introduced to
toughen sanctions against Iran and bar the White House from waiving
them.
“I need your help. Please take this assignment as seriously as I do,” said
Lantos (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He called the bill the “single most important piece of legislation this session of Congress.”
More than 5,000 AIPAC activists were expected Tuesday to fan out on Capitol
Hill for meetings with their respective members of Congress. Building support
for the Lantos bill is one of AIPAC’s top legislative
priorities. Lantos, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, said all of
Israel’s accomplishments “will not matter” if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear
weapons.

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