January 13, 2012

Speaker Silver Statement on Governor's Signing
Of Iran Divestment Act

I applaud Governor Cuomo's swift action in signing the Iran Divestment Act into law. The Iranian government is a tyrannical regime and a sponsor of international terrorism. Terrorist activities are sanctioned and facilitated by resources from Iran's energy sector. It is imperative to the safety of the United States, Israel and the entire international community that resources to support these activities are cut off. By forcing these entities to choose between financial relationships with New York State and its local governments, or the Iranian energy industry, we can limit resources that support terrorist activities.