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American lawmakers seek state sanctions against Iran

Dec 11, 2015 | News

A bipartisan group of American lawmakers wants the Senate to endorse continued sanctions by state and local governments against Iran, The Hill reported on Wednesday.
 
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) have introduced a resolution that would “strongly support” their sanctions against Iran for any terrorism-related activities, human rights violations or other illegal actions, the website said.
 
The resolution also argues that the Iran nuclear deal, reached earlier this year, doesn’t prevent a state or local government’s ability to enact sanctions against Iran.
 
Dozens of states already passed Iran-related sanctions targeting specific parts of the Iranian economy or companies that do business with the country.
 
The legislation came as the Foreign Relations Committee received a closed-door briefing on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) report of a potential military dimension to Tehran’s nuclear program.
 

 
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