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US Senate: Will back Israeli attack on Iran

Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate votes in favor of resolution stipulating that US will support Israel in case it was forced to take military action against Iran

Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 04.17.13, 01:00 / Israel News

WASHINGTON — Members of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee have adopted "Senate Resolution 65," according to which the US will support Israel in case it is compelled to take military action and actualize its right to self defense in the face of an Iranian threat.

 

The resolution stipules that Israel will enjoy Washington's diplomatic, economic and military aid.

 

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According to the resolution, sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the US's policy is to halt Iranian nuclear ambitions.

 

Senate Resolution 65 has successfully gained the support of 70 of the 100 senators.

 

In a statement issued by AIPAC it was noted that “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.”

 

President Barack Obama sent his holiday wishes to Israel on its 65th Independence Day, stating: "On this date 65 years ago, the Jewish people realized their dream of the ages – to be masters of their fate in their own sovereign state."

 

"The strong and prosperous Israel we see today proves Herzl's vision – 'if you will it, it is no dream," the US president added.

 

AFP contributed to this report

 

 

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