Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today on the recent developments in the Middle East:
“The close bond between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable, and America must continue to show unyielding support for Israel’s security.
“While the timing of the East Jerusalem housing announcement was regrettable, it must not be used by any party to stall peace negotiations or cloud the most critical foreign policy issue facing both countries – Iran’s nuclear threat.
“As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I am focused on strengthening international pressure on Iran’s regime to derail its pursuit of nuclear weapons.”