Getting a yes on Iran Advocacy Day | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

More than 300 Jewish communal leaders came to the nation’s capital to push for increased pressure on Iran — and they were pleased by what they heard.

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says he will move forward on Iran sanctions legislation next month “absent some compelling evidence why I should do otherwise.”

Speaking at the National Jewish Leadership Advocacy Day on Iran on Thursday in Washington, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) said that next month he will mark up the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act and “begin the process of tightening the screws on Tehran” if Iran “does not reverse course.”

The legislation would allow the sanctioning of companies that help Iran import or produce refined petroleum, which is seen as potentially having a large impact on Iran’s economy because the country imports 40 percent of its refined petroleum.

via Getting a yes on Iran Advocacy Day | JTA – Jewish & Israel News.

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