Christian leaders call for Iran sanctions


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four dozen prominent Christian leaders asked Congress and other world leaders to call for immediate sanctions on Iran.

In an open letter, Christian Leaders for a Nuclear-Free Iran — an ad hoc group that claims to represent more than 28 million evangelicals, Roman Catholics and other Christians — calls for "immediate action to address Iran’s program to develop and deploy nuclear weapons" by imposing economic sanctions on companies which help Iran produce or import refined petroleum products, and by initiating a boycott of any arms sales to Iran.

Among the signatories are Christian Broadcasting Network president Pat Robertson; Prison Fellowship Ministries chairman Charles Colson; the Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land; American Values President Gary Bauer; and Pastor John Hagee, Christians United for Israel chairman. 

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