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Senate Panel Approves Stiff Iran Sanctions and Says Russia Is Next - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Thursday the most sweeping sanctions against Iran since the United States and five other nations reached an agreement with Tehran in 2015 to sharply limit that nation's nuclear capability ...and more »

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 ...and more »

Iran sanctions bill likely to become law, testing nuke deal - The Jerusalem Post

WASHINGTON – A bill that would sanction Iran over its ballistic missile program, its support for proxy terrorist groups and its human rights abuses passed through a US Senate committee last week with bipartisan support, and now stands a good chance of ...and more »

Senate committee approves added sanctions for Iran - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to impose new sanctions against Iran but held off on placing sanctions on Russia for meddling in last year's presidential election. The panel voted 18-3 to impose sanctions on Iran ...and more »

Top GOP senator warns Trump administration: Show progress with Russia or we'll pursue sanctions - Washington Post

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a rare challenge to the Trump administration Thursday: Prove to us that you are making progress with Russia over the war in Syria soon, or we will push forward with sanctions. Sen ...and more »

Boeing's Iran Deal Puts Trump in Tight Spot - Financial Tribune

Boeing's planned multibillion-dollar aircraft sales to Iran are facing a growing backlash from Republicans in Washington, but one key politician has stayed silent: Donald Trump. The proposed sales have put the US president in a tough spot, pitting his ...and more »

Response to Passing of Deeply Flawed Iran Sanctions Bill (S.722) - Payvand

Washington, DC - NIAC Action issued the following statement in response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's mark-up and passage of S. 722, the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, by an 18-3 vote: "With a vote for this flawed ...and more »

Senate committee advances bill for new Iran sanctions - The Times of Israel

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), left, shakes hands with ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) during a committee markup meeting on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran on April 14, 2015. (JTA/Win ...and more »

Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer - The Hill (blog)

Sen. Bob Corker Robert (Bob) Phillips CorkerPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 K.T. McFarland officially withdrawn as nominee for ambassador K.T. McFarland withdraws as nominee for ambassador MORE (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the ...and more »

Iran sanctions bill advances in Senate with 18-3 committee vote - Washington Examiner

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday easily passed legislation that would tighten sanctions against Iran, a move the Obama administration had warned against over fears that it could put at risk the Iran nuclear agreement. The committee ...and more »