Casey on Iran Sanctions Draft Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing that a draft resolution has been reached on United Nations sanctions on Iran:

“I am encouraged by reports today that the U.S. has reached agreement with Russia and China on a draft UN resolution imposing sanctions in response to Iran’s nuclear program.  Iran’s gamesmanship to cover up its nuclear program and avoid sanctions has dragged on for too long.  The patience of the American people has expired -- we need to move forward with sanctions unilaterally and at the UN.  I look forward to reviewing the language of the draft resolution.”