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US House Passes Tough Resolution On Iran

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(RFE/RL) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a nonbinding resolution saying that Iran must be stopped before it achieves a “nuclear-weapons capability.”

The vote was 401 to 11.

The resolution also reaffirms “opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.”

Critics say the resolution could move the United States closer to a war with Iran.

The resolution is not a mandate for any specific action on the part of the U.S. administration.

Israel insists that military action against Iran would be warranted to prevent it from reaching a nuclear-weapons capability, as opposed to when it actually might build such a device.

The Obama administration has not embraced that idea.

The resolution was passed ahead of next week’s nuclear talks in Baghdad between Iran and world powers.

Iran maintains that its nuclear activities are for purely peaceful purposes.

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One thought on “US House Passes Tough Resolution On Iran

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    May 18, 2012 at 9:18 am
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    Iran is only Israel’s current fixation. America’s entire electoral system has been corrupted by Netanyahu’s Israel, AIPAC, Israel Firsters and ingenious distribution of enormous amounts of Jewish money. Our representative democracy is nearly defeated and the destruction of America as we know it well underway. Many other countries are being similarly occupied by Israeli organizations. The Jewish State has current technology ICBM nukes with land and submarine launch systems as well as defense systems. The whole planet is increasingly vulnerable to its relentless pursuit of invulnerability, territorial conquest and apartheid supremacist empire in, and beyond, beyond the Mideast.

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