ICYMI: CUFI Action Fund Director Of Public Policy & Strategy Calls For ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign Against Iran

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January 14, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, Boris Zilberman, director for public policy and strategy for Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund, praised the Trump administration’s strong rebuke against Iranian aggression toward the U.S. and our allies, and advocated for continued pressure against Iran from the administration, as well as from Congress and the U.N. Security Council, in the Washington Examiner.    

In his piece, Zilberman highlights the death of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani as just one aspect of a larger fight against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), noting:

“The death of Soleimani has badly wounded the Revolutionary Guard, but the U.S. will face a number of new challenges in the coming year, as Iran will undoubtedly seek revenge and continue to lash out under immense economic pressure … The answer, however, is not to reward this behavior with weak responses or premature overtures, as some have suggested. Rather, it is to defend American interests and personnel and continue to isolate Iran economically. Washington needs to be prepared to contend with challenges on the horizon and increase its diplomatic campaign against Iran in parallel with the firm military posture the administration has taken.”

Later, Zilberman goes on to note the steps the U.S. and our allies must continue to take against the IRGC:

“…The U.S. must make clear to other members of the U.N. Security Council that extending the arms embargo past October 2020 is in their national interest. Likewise, American leaders and diplomats must ensure that arms proliferators understand that the economic consequences associated with selling weapons to Iran will be much more severe than expected. Additionally, the Trump administration will need to attempt to force the United Nations to trigger the snapback mechanism against Iran.”

Zilberman ends by reiterating the need to continue the maximum pressure campaign against Iran: 

“Deterring Iran must not only mean enforcing redlines but also ensuring that we are successful in our maximum pressure campaign to counter the regime’s capacity to conduct a range of malign and illicit regional and nuclear activities. Fortunately, President Trump has shown that the U.S. will stand with our regional allies and oppose Iran’s maniacal endeavors at every turn.”

To read Zilberman’s full opinion piece in the Washington Examiner, CLICK HERE.

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The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country. The Action Fund’s policy agenda includes support for a strong US-Israel relationship, standing up to anti-Semitism, defending Israel’s right to self-defense and self-determination, and opposition to regional bad actors such as Iran and Turkey and the terrorist organizations they support.