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Pelosi calls for tightened Iran sanctions

June 4, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday called for tightening sanctions against Iran.

Speaking before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, Pelosi said Israel is on the front line in the fight against the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the effort to prevent Iran from acquiring them.

"Sanctions that are far-reaching and tough demonstrate to Iranian leaders that their behavior is recognized as a threat … not just to their neighbors in the region, but by the world, and that the international community is prepared to confront that behavior with all of the diplomatic tools at its disposal," said Pelosi.

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