The hateful rhetoric and threats from Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who calls for the destruction of Israel, should not be shrugged off.

The House passed H.R. 282 in April and committed to deny the radical regime in Iran to spread their extremist agenda across the globe. The House also expressed its commitment to deny Iran weapons of mass destruction. When the Senate returns from recess, it should pass the same language to send a message that the US will stand against attempts to destabilize the Middle East, and threats to our national security and that of our allies.

Deliberation and inaction have had grave consequences. Time is of the essence.