Share “Lawmakers unveil new round of Iran sanctions”

Lawmakers unveil new round of Iran sanctions

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm •  Published: November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are pushing ahead on tougher sanctions against Iran's shipping and energy operations.

Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Mark Kirk of Illinois introduced an amendment Thursday to a defense bill that would impose a new round of penalties. The legislation would designate Iran's energy, ports, shipping and ship-building sectors as entities of proliferation, and sanction transactions with these areas.

They build on the sanctions on Tehran's oil industry that the two lawmakers pushed through the Senate earlier this year.

Lawmakers argue that crippling Iran's economy would thwart its nuclear ambitions. The Senate could vote on the new sanctions by week's end.

The legislation also would designate the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and its president as human rights abusers for broadcasting forced televised confessions and show trials.


  1. 1
    Police find hatchet, protective gear in house where Bever family members were slain
  2. 2
    Oklahoma City police: Two arrested after woman sexually assaulted in work freezer
  3. 3
    OU football fans among Top 10 ... in grammar
  4. 4
    Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
  5. 5
    Pop culture: Mike Tyson added to Wizard World Tulsa guest list
+ show more


× Trending energy Article