House Overwhelmingly Approves New Iran Sanctions

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by an overwhelming majority the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act, which increases pressure on the Iranian regime amid its continued attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons capability.

The 400-20 vote comes two months after the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the stiff new sanctions against Iran aimed at weakening the country's economy and stonewalling its ability to develop a nuclear weapon. The punitive measures would limit Iran's access to foreign currency, place further restrictions on its oil exports...
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