Clinton welcomes passage of Iran sanctions legislation

Secretary Clinton on Friday, June 25, welcomed passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, whose aims include "constraining Iran’s nuclear program, changing the calculus of Iran’s leaders, and demonstrating that Iran’s policies decrease its standing, and further isolate it in the international community." Clinton — whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ...

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Secretary Clinton on Friday, June 25, welcomed passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, whose aims include "constraining Iran's nuclear program, changing the calculus of Iran's leaders, and demonstrating that Iran's policies decrease its standing, and further isolate it in the international community."

Clinton -- whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in May called an "enemy of Iran" -- stated that in addition to addressing Iran's nuclear activities, the legislation addresses Iran's human rights violations against its own citizens. She said, "We support the Congress' efforts to call attention to these violations, and the United States will continue to hold Iran accountable for its obligations to respect the rights of its own people.?"

(In the photo above, an Iranian woman wrapped in a Palestinian flag cuts up a portrait of Secretary Clinton during an anti-Israel protest in Tehran on May 31, the day of the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship.)

Secretary Clinton on Friday, June 25, welcomed passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, whose aims include "constraining Iran’s nuclear program, changing the calculus of Iran’s leaders, and demonstrating that Iran’s policies decrease its standing, and further isolate it in the international community."

Clinton — whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in May called an "enemy of Iran" — stated that in addition to addressing Iran’s nuclear activities, the legislation addresses Iran’s human rights violations against its own citizens. She said, "We support the Congress’ efforts to call attention to these violations, and the United States will continue to hold Iran accountable for its obligations to respect the rights of its own people.?"

(In the photo above, an Iranian woman wrapped in a Palestinian flag cuts up a portrait of Secretary Clinton during an anti-Israel protest in Tehran on May 31, the day of the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship.)

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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