The Senate on Saturday, September 22 overwhelmingly approved a resolution that reaffirms U.S. efforts to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and says containment of a nuclear-capable Iran is not an option, the Associated Press reported. By a vote of 90-1, the Senate backed the nonbinding measure that states that “it is a vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.” The measure was introduced in February by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). It endorses continued economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran until it agrees to suspension of its uranium enrichment program in compliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, cooperates with international inspectors and reaches a permanent agreement that its program is for peaceful purposes. The House passed a similar resolution in May.