Senate Committee Approves Comprehensive Bill to Hold Iran Accountable

(Senate Foreign Relations Committee) The bipartisan legislation, now with 48 cosponsors, would expand sanctions for Iranian ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfers of conventional weapons to or from Iran, and human rights violations. Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said, "We can no longer allow the nuclear agreement with Iran to dictate U.S. policy throughout the Middle East....Iran's rogue behavior has only escalated since implementation of the agreement, and this...will give the Trump administration additional tools for holding Tehran accountable. It also sends an important signal that the U.S. will no longer look the other way in the face of continued Iranian aggression."

2017-05-29 00:00:00

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