House Panel Backs Stricter Sanctions On Iran

Law360, San Diego (November 2, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday passed two bills seeking tougher sanctions against Iran in an effort to hinder its nuclear weapons program.

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs approved legislation that aims to tighten existing sanctions and subject more businesses and individuals to penalties, sending the bills over to the House floor for review. The bills, known as the Iran Threat Reduction Act and the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act, were sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who...
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