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US Congress looks to revisit Iran sanctions

Annie Fixler
26th October 2017 - Quoted by Argus Media

A bill mandating US sanctions targeting Iran's missile program sailed through the House of Representatives today.

The House bill, which passed by a 423-2 vote, would impose sanctions on entities involved with Iran's missile program and those who provide or receive conventional weapons from the country. The bill would not affect US obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the agreement that in January 2016 lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran's crude exports.

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The US administration singled out the Guard Corps for additional sanctions this month. The sanctions have limited legal implications, but they "send a chilling message to companies doing business in Iran," said Annie Fixler, a policy analyst with hawkish think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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