Sen Obama Statement on Bush Announcement on Iran Sanctions

MANCHESTER , NH—SenatorBarack Obama today released the following statement on the BushAdministration’s announcement of new sanctions against Iran.

“It isimportant to have tough sanctions on Iran, particularly on the IranianRevolutionary Guard which supports terrorism. But these sanctions must not belinked to any attempt to keep our troops in Iraq,or to take military action against Iran. Unfortunately, theKyl-Lieberman amendment made the case for President Bush that we need to useour military presence in Iraq to counter Iran - a case that has nothing to dowith sanctioning the Revolutionary Guard.” said Barack Obama.