Prepared Testimony by Danielle Pletka Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran: Assessing Economic Sanctions and Other U.S. Policy

July 30, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

For the first seven months of this year,the Congress has been extraordinarily deferential to President Obama, and has been careful to do nothing that might undercut the prospects for success in the direct diplomacy with Iran that he has promised, such as mandating the imposition of new sanctions. And despite Iran’s continued defiance of the United Nations Security Council’s demand that it suspend its enrichment and other proliferation related activities, the U.N. has been equally reticent.