Senate Committee Adopts Resolution Backing Israel on Iran

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The United States will give Israel full backing in a confrontation with Iran, according to Senate Resolution 65, adoped by the Foreign Relations Committee this week.

The resolution calls for the U.S. to assist Israel diplomatically, economically and militarily if it is compelled to take military action against Iran “in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sponsored Tuesday’s resolution, which was supported by a bipartisan group of 79 co-sponsors. The resolution also says that the U.S. must be committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has sent a very clear and enormously important message of solidarity with Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat — which endangers American, Israeli, and international security,” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement.

“AIPAC urges the full Senate to act expeditiously to adopt the resolution.”