Kirk calls for bipartisan support to end Iran's nuclear threat
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) urged Congress this week to take a firm stand against Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and terror threats.
“The only way to stop the Iranian terror regime from getting nuclear weapons is to get a decisive, bipartisan vote on Iran sanctions legislation," he said.
Kirk referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress this week as a starting point for crossing party lines. He and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) authored the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, proposing minimum standards for a deal with Iran and imposing new sanctions if Iran refuses to enter an agreement by June 30.
"It’s now time for Congress to renew bipartisan efforts and to make sure our children never have to witness an Iran-initiated nuclear war in the Middle East," Kirk said.