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

July 30, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

As of this morning, no less than 71 members of the Senate have joined together as cosponsors of S. 908. This includes both some of our most liberal and some of our most conservative colleagues—Senators who do not see eye-to-eye on many issues. And that is precisely the point. 

In uniting behind S. 908, our bipartisan coalition sends an unambiguous message of unity, strength, and resolve to Iran and the rest of the world, that, whatever other differences may divide us, they are not as important as what unites us—our shared determination as Americans to do whatever is necessary to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. 

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