Sens. Push For 'Crippling' Trade Sanctions On Iran

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- A bipartisan coalition of U.S. senators is urging the White House to get behind “crippling” sanctions against Iran, pledging to support legislation that would impose new penalties on foreign companies that send petroleum products or infrastructure to Iran.

In a letter to President Barack Obama dated Wednesday, nine senators urged the president to exercise the full scope of his authority to discourage Iran from pursuing nuclear ambitions, including backing sanctions resolutions before the United Nations; “parallel and complementary” measures in Congress; and the Iran Refined Petroleum...
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