Bipartisan Lawmakers Push For Tougher Iran Sanctions

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- A pair of congressmen proposed bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would ratchet up economic sanctions on Iran as part of an effort to reduce human rights violations and stop the country from developing nuclear weapons.

The bill's co-sponsors — Reps. Edward R. Royce, R-Calif., and Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — said in a joint statement Wednesday that the proposal is intended to crack down on human rights abuses in Iran and the country's further development...
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