Congress Passes Extension Of Iran Sanctions Authority

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2016, 4:47 PM EST) -- Congress has passed a 10-year extension of the law authorizing U.S. sanctions against Iran after a Senate vote Thursday, sending the bill to President Barack Obama before the authority expires at the end of the year.

The Iran Sanctions Act is separate from the so-called secondary sanctions that were lifted as a result of the nuclear weapons deal with Tehran earlier this year. The House passed its version of the extension before Thanksgiving, despite concerns that House Republicans might add provisions that could affect the Joint...
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