House Votes to Sanction Iran for Ballistic Missiles

(AP-Washington Post) Richard Lardner - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 423-2 to approve bipartisan legislation Thursday that would slap new sanctions on Iran for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles without derailing the 2015 international nuclear accord. The bill requires the Trump administration to identify for sanctions the companies and individuals inside and outside of Iran that are the main suppliers of Tehran's ballistic missile programs. The vote came a day after the House passed bipartisan bills to block the flow of illicit money to Iran-backed Hizbullah and to sanction the group for using civilians as human shields.

2017-10-27 00:00:00

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