Ron Paul: Iran Sanctions Are An Act of War!Submitted by Peace Gold Love on Sat, 08/04/2012 - 21:49
[The Capitol Column: ] U.S. Congressman Ron Paul vocally opposed new sanctions against Iran Wednesday. He referred to the economic sanctions as “an act of war.” The bill aims to stop Iran’s nuclear program, which is suspected to be pursuing nuclear weapons, although Iran maintains that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Mr. Paul was one of few representatives who opposed the sanctions against Iran in retaliation for its nuclear program. The sanctions attempt to target the Iranian oil industry, in addition to Chinese and Iraqi banks.
According to Reuters, China’s Foreign Ministry said these sanctions against Iran harm China’s interests and will be detrimental to the relationship between the China and the U.S. One group that was pleased with the bill was the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobbyist group that endorsed the sanctions.
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