Iran’s call for Israel’s elimination and the direct threat posed by Iranian missiles to Europe are among the reasons enumerated for opposing Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. The resolution declares that preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is “a matter of the highest importance” to U.S. national security, but specifies the means as sanctions and diplomacy rather than resort to armed force against Iran.
This resolution, and sanctions on Iran in general, was among the top legislative priorities of the American-Israeli Public Action Committee (AIPAC) for 2008.
See also: similar measure H. Con. Res. 362 of 5/22/08, related measure S. Con. Res. 19 of 3/14/07.