Kirk, Kyl, Lieberman Write to Clinton and Geithner on Iran Sanctions Enforcement
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) sent the following letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on March 29, 2011, to express their disappointment with the Administration's lack of Iran sanctions enforcement:
March 29, 2011
The Honorable Hillary Clinton The Honorable Timothy Geithner
Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury
U.S. Department of State Department of the Treasury
2201 C Street NW 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20520 Washington, D.C. 20220
Dear Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner:
We are writing to express our disappointment over today's announcement that the Administration designated only one additional entity for violating U.S. sanctions with regard to Iran. We do not believe this represents full compliance with the sanctions regime put in place by Congress. We are deeply concerned with what appear to be sanctionable activities by other entities involving energy investments in Iran, the provision of refined petroleum products to Iran, financial relationships with Iran, as well as the regime's proliferation activities.
We are attaching a classified annex to this letter detailing our specific concerns over international entities in apparent violation of the Iran Sanctions Act, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions and Divestment Act (CISADA), or the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA).
We would welcome a meeting to discuss our concerns further.
Senator Mark Kirk
Senator Jon Kyl
Senator Joseph L. Lieberman