Iran Sanctions Bill Clears Senate In Run-Up To Baghdad Talks

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a strong sanctions package targeting financial institutions, shipping companies and others doing business with Iran days before U.S. talks with Iranian leaders are scheduled to resume.

The sanctions package, which would expand the sanctions against Iran over its nuclear proliferation plans, passed by a voice vote just days after Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to pass the bill with unanimous consent.

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a strong advocate for Iran sanctions, praised the...
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