26 Sens. Float Iran Sanctions Bill Opposed By White House

Law360, Washington (December 19, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- More than a quarter of the U.S. Senate banded together Thursday to propose a bill that would increase sanctions on Iran if the country fails to reach a diplomatic agreement that will shut down its nuclear energy program, despite a White House veto threat.

All in all, 26 senators from both the GOP and Democratic camps co-sponsored the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act, which calls for additional reductions in Iranian petroleum purchases and other sanctions to the country's engineering, mining and construction industries if Iran violates...
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