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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lawmakers to Obama: Impose sanctions on Iran

A group of American lawmakers on Wednesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for sanctions against Iran in response to its recent tests of ballistic missiles.

The letter was signed by Representatives Nita Lowey (NY-17), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Albio Sires (NJ-8), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Susan Davis (CA-53), and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10).

“We condemn Iran’s blatant violation of international law, and urge the Administration to act immediately with punitive measures. Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region and continued support for terrorism represent an unacceptable threat to our closest allies as well as our own national security,” the lawmakers wrote. (READ MORE)