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RJC Responds to President Obama State of the Union: Enhanced Iran Sanctions are Needed

Washington, DC (January 20, 2015) – Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation’s only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, responded to the President’s State of the Union Address and his comments on Iranian Nuclear negotiations.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

“Under President Obama Iran keeps getting more time to spin their centrifuges and get closer to a nuclear weapon. Despite pleas from Congress and the international community the President, after exhaustive negotiations to halt their program, is rewarding Iran with yet more time. Giving Iran more time puts our national security and our Middle Eastern allies security – especially Israel – at risk. The Obama administration’s Iran policy is failing. Congress needs to place enhanced sanctions on Iran to demonstrate that we are serious about halting their nuclear weapons program. The President’s veto threat will only empower and embolden Iran to continue as a threat to the entire region and world.”