Obama Faces Backlash Over Iran Sanctions Exemptions

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A group of U.S. senators is urging the Obama administration to stop pushing for exemptions for Russia and China from comprehensive sanctions that target companies doing business in key Iranian economic sectors, including oil and gas.

Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., expressed alarm in a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday over recent reports that White House officials were privately prodding congressional negotiators to create exemptions for permanent members of the United Nations Security Council from...
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