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House Committee OKs New Penalties Against Iran

Thursday, November 3, 2011 16:06
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A House panel unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, arguing that an economically weak Tehran will struggle in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. By voice vote, Republicans and Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee pushed forward two bills that would strengthen current sanctions while expanding the list of companies and individuals subject to penalties. Lawmakers cited recent allegations of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US and insisted that such brazen behavior demands consequences. The legislation builds on sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly passed last year. Those penalties targeted exports petroleum products to Iran and banned U.S. banks from doing business with foreign banks providing services to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

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