US Senate Passes
Resolution Against Iran’s Nuclear Program
September 24, 2012
The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms
U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
The senators on Saturday voted 90-to-1 in favor of the non-binding
measure, which they said should not be interpreted as an authorization
for the use of military force or a declaration of war.
The decision comes a day after Senator Joseph Lieberman, the head of the
U.S. Senate Homeland Security committee, accused Iran of sponsoring
cyber attacks against major American financial institutions.
The web sites of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup Inc. have
been repeatedly disrupted over the past year due to a flood of incoming
told U.S. television network C-SPAN Friday he believes that the attacks
were carried out by Iran's Quds Force, a unit of its elite Revolutionary
Guards, not by random hackers.
He said he believes the attacks were a response to “increasingly strong”
economic sanctions that the U.S. and its European allies have put on
Iranian financial institutions.
The United States and several other Western countries have united to
impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, which they suspect is
aimed at developing nuclear weapons. Iran insists its uranium enrichment
program is solely for peaceful purposes.