CONDEMNING THE IRANIAN PLOT TO CARRY OUT BOMB ATTACKS IN WASHINGTON, DC
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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CONDEMNING THE IRANIAN PLOT TO CARRY OUT BOMB ATTACKS IN WASHINGTON, DC

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                          HON. JOSEPH CROWLEY

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to condemn the Iranian plot to 
carry out bomb attacks in our Nation's Capital and to praise our law 
enforcement officials who have once again stepped in to thwart terror 
and preserve our safety.
  Two days ago, law enforcement officials revealed Iranian 
participation in a plan to assassinate a foreign ambassador on U.S. 
soil by blowing up a busy D.C. restaurant. They also cited plans to 
attack Israeli embassies in Washington, DC and Argentina. Without the 
efforts of our law enforcement agencies, these attacks could have 
killed possibly hundreds of innocent bystanders right here in our 
Nation's Capital and elsewhere.
  This plot goes beyond a handful of individuals; it once again 
displays the Iranian regime's cruel disregard for innocent human life.
  Iran continues to sow violence and instability in the Middle East, to 
traffic weapons, to pursue the acquisition of nuclear capabilities and 
to brutally suppress its own people. This is the country whose leader 
threatened to ``wipe Israel off the map.'' This latest attempt to 
murder diplomats and citizens in D.C. and abroad is proof positive that 
Iran remains a serious danger.
  Last year, I helped lead the effort to pass sanctions on the Iranian 
regime--to end its ability to finance repression and terrorism. This 
attempted attack on our homeland demonstrates the world must do more. 
China and Russia, in particular, can do a lot more--for too long they 
have avoided applying tough pressure on the Iranian regime. But we too 
can do more. Iran remains a threat to U.S. national security and to 
global peace and stability, and it is time to increase U.S. and 
multilateral pressure even further.

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