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    Members of the US Senate voted on Thursday in favour of extending 1996 sanctions against Iran.

    US Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Reauthorize Iran Sanctions Through 2026

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    Members of the US Senate voted on Thursday in favour of extending 1996 sanctions against Iran.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Members of the US Senate unanimously voted on Thursday in favor of extending 1996 sanctions against Iran for additional 10 years.

    "Senate passed H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act by a vote of 99-0," Senate Periodical Press Gallery said in a Twitter message.

    US President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill, which has already been approved by the US House of Representatives.

    On November 15, the House passed the Iran Sanctions Act, which extends sanctions against Iran's weapons programs and ballistic missile development that are not part of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

    Under the agreement, some sanctions, including embargoes on gas and oil trade, were lifted in exchange for Iran’s compliance with inspections and guidelines to ensure its nuclear program remains peaceful.


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    • arpito
      Appears that Israel is continuing the proxy war against Iran using Congress. This only harms their reputation and entrenches the Israeli regime as one of the most ultra nationalist and retrograde governments in the Middle East
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      The Senate and House and the white house spend more time retarding the growth of competing countries and forget that they have a country over which to administrate. This is the main reason whey the usa is falling behind others...and it will continue its downward movement as long as there is this type of lawmakers.
      Continually looking over the shoulders to trip the competitor also retard america's own progress to prosperity.
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