Dinner Event With Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
First elected to the Senate in 2010, she has quickly made her reputation as an upcoming leader in the party and the Senate. She has been both active and vigilant in her support of U.S.-Israel relations.
Senator Ayotte, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mark Kirk (R-IL), released the following statement in response to a New York Times report that the Obama Administration is considering easing sanctions on Iran by releasing frozen overseas assets held by the Iranian regime:
“Now is a time to strengthen-not weaken-U.S. and international sanctions. The U.S. should not suspend new sanctions, nor consider releasing limited frozen assets, before Tehran suspends its nuclear enrichment activities. Iran must fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, meet its responsibilities under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and implement all relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions in a transparent and verifiable manner. Nothing short of that will be acceptable to the United States Congress and the American people.”
Senator Ayotte has also co-sponsored several Resolutions in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship:
- S. Res. 138: calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report, formally known as the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which accused the Israeli government of targeting Palestinian civilians.
- S. Res. 185: reaffirming the commitment of the US to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calling for a US veto of any UN resolution on Palestinian statehood without a settlement.
S. Con. Res. 23: supporting Israel in maintaining defensible borders, and against Israel returning to the armistice lines that existed on June 4, 1967
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