Kyl - Menedez letter demanding Iran sanctions enforcementSenators demand to know if State Dept. will punish Chinese firms doing business with Iran

PDF of Senator Kyl, Senator Menendez Letter sent to Secretary Clinton:

With the world’s attention diverted from the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program because of developments in the Middle East, a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators, led by Sens. John Kyl (R-KY) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on efforts to enforce the Iran Sanctions Act.

The senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing concern about a number of foreign entities that are believed to be violating the sanctions and asked her to provide an update on the status of all investigations and transactions that may constitute violations of the Iran Sanctions Act (PDF and Full Text Below), including determinations on those investigations that have reached the 180-day time limit  provided for in the Act.

One of the main concerns on Capitol Hill is that as countries pull out from Iran, other countries will take over contracts, thereby nullifying the effect of the sanctions -- a practice known as "backfilling."

Other lawmakers who have pressed the administration to enforce Iran sanctions against China include Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Ask your senators to sign on to the Kyl-Menendez letter.

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