Defying Obama, 26 Senators Push New Iran Sanctions – Bradley Klapper
More than a quarter of the Senate defied President Barack Obama on Thursday
by introducing legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran, and compel the U.S. to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program.
The bill, sponsored by 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans, sets sanctions that would go into effect if Tehran violates the nuclear deal it reached with world powers last month or lets it expire without a long-term accord. The measures include a global boycott on Iranian oil exports within one year and the blacklisting of Iran’s mining, engineering and construction industries. (AP-ABC News)
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