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Roskam Statement on Nuclear Iran Prevention Act and United State-Israel Strategic Alliance and Security Act

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Location: Washington, DC

This week, Republican Israel Caucus co-chair and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL), became a cosponsor of H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013, and H.R. 938, the United States-Israel Strategic Alliance and Security Act of 2013.

The bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act would tighten existing sanctions on Iran, including on human rights violators, and make it the official policy of the United States to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.

"The greatest threat to U.S. national security is a nuclear-capable Iran," said Roskam. "We must work in lockstep with our ally Israel to ensure that Iran doesn't get a bomb. That is why I am proud to cosponsor the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act, which asserts America's commitment to stopping Iran's subversive nuclear program."

Another bipartisan bill, the United States-Israel Strategic Alliance and Security Act, would designate Israel as a "major strategic ally" of the United States, which would enhance strategic cooperation between the two countries.

"America has no greater friend than Israel," said Roskam. "The U.S.-Israel relationship is predicated not just on shared values, but common strategic interests. I will continue to support legislation that enhances the mutually beneficial bonds between the United States and Israel."

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