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Sen. Mark Kirk steps up pressure on Iran in "Before It's Too Late" video

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WASHINGTON--When Sen. Mark Kirk spoke at the giant AIPAC conference on Monday night, he had the shortest speech of anyone at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee gala. The recovering stroke victim told the audience, tell the dictators in Iran "I'm back."

Now Kirk, who has long worked for tougher sanctions on Iran in order to prevent the nation from developing a nuclear weapon that could wipe Israel off the map, said in a video released on Wednesday that in the weeks ahead, he will be building a bi-partisan coalition to do even more. Kirk is aiming to "upgrade" sanctions by taking aim at crippling Iranian currency.

Kirk had his team produce a video on the need to crack down on Iran titled "Before It's Too Late," an allusion to the Holocaust. The 2:50 video--a cross between a documentary and news report--uses a professional narrator for most of the narration with Kirk providing several sound bites.

My post on Kirk and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Iran currency sanctions proposal is HERE.

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