US House of Representatives votes to Extend Iran Sanctions

By John Lee.

The United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to extend US sanctions on Iran for 10 years.

According to The New York Times, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act now needs Senate approval and President Obama’s signature before the end of the year, when American sanctions are set to expire.

The legislation would extend longstanding non-nuclear sanctions against Iran, including the prohibition on Iranian access to the American financial system and use of the dollar.

Only one congressman opposed the bill — Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

(Sources: House of Representatives, The New York Times)

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