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DATE : Tuesday 29 November 2016 - 17:35
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Senate Agreed to Review Iran Sanctions Extension; Possible Voting This Week

After the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate has also announced that it has reviewed Iran’s sanctions bill and will probably hold a vote this week

Senate Agreed to Review Iran Sanctions Extension; Possible Voting This Week

Caspian International News Agency– After that the U.S. House of Representatives had passed the bill for extending Iran’s sanctions for another decade, today, the Senate also announced that it had reviewed this bill and will put it to vote this week.

“The Senate Press has announced in a tweet, “The Senate has agreed to take up the House-passed bill to reauthorize sanctions on Iran. Senator McConnell said a vote may occur this week”.

Harry Reid, the leader of Democrats and the minority in Senate has confirmed that Democrat senators do not have any problem with reviewing this bill.

Iran’s sanctions bill was passed for the first time in 1996, and after that was extended for a ten-year period in 2006. This law will be terminated at the end of this year.

These sanctions have prohibited any massive investment in Iran’s energy industry.

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