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Rep. Cantor Urges Resolution Against Iran

As the crisis involving Iran’s seizure of 15 British sailors continues, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia is calling for action in the House today.

Cantor is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring H. Res. 267 to the floor today prior to adjournment. The bill calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the British marines and sailors who were taken captive by Iran. It also calls on the U.N. Security Council to not only condemn the seizure, but to explore harsher sanctions to counter the growing Iranian threat.

Here’s the letter:

March 29, 2007

Speaker Nancy Pelosi United States Capitol Building Suite 232 Washington, DC 20515-0001

Dear Madam Speaker:

Fifteen kidnapped British marines and sailors recently became the latest victims of a systematic Iranian campaign of terror and international defiance. The illegal seizure of the British forces is a signal that Iran views us as powerless to prevent it from realizing its aggressive ambitions.

For the sake of our standing in the world, our allies and most importantly the 15 British personnel and their families, I urge you to bring H. Res. 267 to the floor today before we adjourn. The resolution calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the British marines and sailors. It would also call on the U.N. Security Council to not only condemn the seizure, but to explore harsher sanctions to counter the growing Iranian threat.

With kind regards, I am

Sincerely, /S/ Eric Cantor

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