By a majority of 90-1, the US senate reaffirmed the efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and said “containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is not an option.”
The nonbinding measure specifically stated that it should not been interpreted as authorization for the use of military force or a declaration of war. It was introduced months ago by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
The measure endorsed continued economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran until it agreed to discontinue its uranium enrichment program in compliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, cooperated with international inspectors and reached a permanent agreement that its program is for peaceful purposes.