From: Sherrod Brown <Senator_Brown@brown.senate.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:47 AM
Subject: Reply from Senator Sherrod Brown
Dear Ms. Sun Wah:
Thank you for getting in touch with me about efforts to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
The government of Iran must not be permitted to develop weapons of mass destruction. As a steadfast supporter of Israel and a member of the Senate Banking Committee — which has jurisdiction over sanctions — I repeatedly have supported and called for strong sanctions against Iran.
In December 2011, I cosponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the President to prohibit transactions between U.S. and Iranian financial institutions. This amendment also bars foreign banks from opening or maintaining bank accounts in our nation if the President determines that the institution has knowingly conducted financial transactions with Iran’s central bank.
While we have imposed stringent sanctions on Iran in the past, I believe we need to do more. In February 2012, I voted, in the Senate Banking Committee of which I am member, to submit legislation increasing sanctions on Iran to the full Senate. This legislation, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act — which I cosponsored — would broaden the list of punitive sanctions, restrict joint ventures in the development of energy and uranium products, and stem the tide of weapons that flow into Iran. I also cosponsored a recent resolution to affirm that it is in the interest of the United States to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
While we must restrict the government of Iran’s ability to obtain weapons of mass destruction, we must also remain open to working with Iranian citizens who seek peace, freedom, the rule of law, and the preservation of their culture. The Iranian government’s suppression of human rights and freedoms is unacceptable. President Obama has taken important steps in developing a diplomatic strategy to address this issue, and his leadership on this effort will be crucial as we move forward.
After a decade of heroic efforts by our troops, we are finally in the process of withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan in the same manner as we extricated our forces from Iraq. No one wants to provoke a conflict with Iran while we are in the middle of withdrawing troops from the longest war in our country’s history and watching closely the democratic process take root in Iraq.
I will continue to press the Administration to work with the international community to ensure that Iran adheres to democratic policies and respects the rights of its citizens. Should legislation concerning Iran come before the Senate for a vote, I will be sure to keep your views in mind.
United States Senator
4 April 2012
We need to save our One World
Dear Senator Brown,
We need to save America from Zionists control of America and our One World.
If we fail to stop Netanyaha in what seems to be his strong desire to pre-emptively bomb Iran within these next six months, the consequences will be catastrophic. This was what I have written and believe; “Zionism has Destroyed PALESTINE and now it is on the march to destroy our One World if we fail to stop them from bombing Iran! I hope the world can count on all of you senators to give us the support we need to halt Israeli aggression.
Let’s bring America back where it belongs; “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”, because together we can stop the Zionists’ aggression and Unity is Strength. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/bibi-netanyahu/stop-zionists-globalism/
This is my reply to Senator Rand Paul, Thank you very much for the reply. I would like you to know I have received a reply from President Obama and I did reply to him. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/barack-obama-2012/the-white-house-reply-17-mar-12/
You said, “Starting in 2002, the Iranian government announced their intent to construct two underground heavy-water nuclear facilities. This action worried many because heavy-water nuclear facilities can be used to enrich weapons grade uranium for the production of nuclear weapons.” Have you see this full documentary – The BBC Film That Exposed Israel’s Secret Illegal Nuclear Weapons? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMOtvSGJVvc&feature=related
Iran signed the NPT (Nuclear nonProliferation Treaty), Iran joined the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), allows IAEA inspectors to their facilities, Iran did not Invade Anyone, Iran doesn’t have any nukes.
Israel refused to sign the NPT, Israel refused to join the IAEA, refused to allow IAEA inspectors to their Secret Illegal Nuclear Facilities, Israel invaded all of their neighbors, openly commits genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians & Israel has hundreds of Nukes.
We MUST do our very best to stop Netanyahu government to bomb Iran because there is too much to risk in the Middle East if he does so. The stability of the entire region would be subject to further threat, and I don’t think the US nor Israel nor any of the other Middle Eastern country would want that. Imagine the phenomenal spike we would see in oil prices if that were to happen!
Please Visit INFOWARS.COM for the truth about what’s really going on….Do it for the United States, Do it for the world. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/bibi-netanyahu/israel/911-israel-mossad-did-it/
I have just written my 3rd reply to Senator Rubio. I hope you can find the time to read it. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/petition-palestine/senator-rubio-4-april-12/
Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,