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Senate approves increased sanctions against Iran

Posted By admin On December 1, 2012 @ 6:18 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Dec 1, 2012

The US Senate unanimously approved new economic sanctions Friday aimed at further crippling Iran’s energy, shipping and port sectors, a year after Congress passed tough restrictions against Tehran.

The amendment, tacked on to a sweeping defense spending bill being debated by the chamber, passed 94-0, and should sail through the House of Representatives.

It was introduced by Senator Robert Menendez out of concern that Iran was pressing ahead with its nuclear weapons drive despite earlier sanctions that had been hailed as the toughest-ever against the Islamic republic.

“Yes, our sanctions are having a significant impact, but Iran continues their work to develop nuclear weapons,” said Menendez, a Democrat.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/30/senate-approves-increased-sanctions-against-iran/

[2] U.S. Senate approves sanctions against Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-senate-approves-sanctions-against-iran.html

[3] Key US Senate panel approves sweeping Iran sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/key-us-senate-panel-approves-sweeping-iran-sanctions.html

[4] US House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-house-passes-iran-sanctions-bill-to-slash-oil-exports.html

[5] Congress OKs sanctions on Iran’s energy, banks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-oks-sanctions-on-irans-energy-banks.html

[6] Russia says Iran sanctions ‘counterproductive’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-iran-sanctions-counterproductive.html

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