Carly Fiorina Calls For Crippling Sanctions Against Iran
February 8, 2010

Urges Congress To Pass Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the news that Iran plans to start producing higher-grade enriched uranium beginning Tuesday:

“President Ahmadinejad’s order yesterday to begin enriching uranium far past levels needed to power nuclear plants reveals the regime’s true intentions for its nuclear technology. Today’s news only further confirms that Iran is not serious about complying with the international nuclear nonproliferation treaty to which they are a party.

“It is abundantly clear: engagement with Iran has failed. Negotiations have shown no progress. We cannot afford to talk any longer. We must act now to implement tough, crippling sanctions to persuade the Iranian regime to suspend its nuclear program and engage in serious negotiations.

“Both the Senate and the House have passed strong versions of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act. I urge our leaders in Congress to reconcile quickly their differences and present a bill to the President for his immediate signature and immediate implementation.”