US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions


WASHINGTON D.C.: The US Senate voted unanimously on Thursday (Friday in Manila) supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers. In a symbolic measure aimed at building pressure on Tehran amid crunch negotiations over its atomic program, lawmakers voted 100-0 on an amendment introduced by Senate Republican Mark Kirk as part of an ongoing budget debate.




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