Iran sanctions

George W. Bush: Sanctions Rollbacks With Iran Would Be A Mistake

04/27/2015

Las Vegas — Former President George W. Bush said a deal with Iran should not have sanctions rollbacks.

Democrats In Senate Delay Backing Sanctions Until March 24

01/28/2015

Washington – Ten Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama they would not push for an Iran sanctions vote until after a midway deadline in Iran talks.

Sanctions Bill Founders Again On Obama Veto Threat

01/26/2015

Washington (Washington Jewish Week) — For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

Obama Officials To Jewish Groups: New Sanctions Are 'Dangerous'

01/16/2014

WASHINGTON -- Two top Obama administration officials urged Jewish groups not to back new Iran sanctions, calling them “dangerous.”

Iran Sanctions Debate Heats Up

Tension in community between AIPAC, dovish groups.

01/14/2014
JTA

Washington — More than half the United States Senate has signed on to a bill that would intensify sanctions against Iran. But in a sign of the so-far successful effort by the White House to keep the bill from reaching a veto-busting 67 supporters, only 16 Democrats are on board.

ADL Will Resume Lobbying For Iran Sanctions

11/13/2013

(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which previously said it would comply with the Obama Administration’s request of Jewish groups to halt their lobbying for new Iran sanctions while nuclear negotiations persist, changed its stance on the issue and called for additional sanctions.

Iran Willing To Cooperate In '94 Argentina Bombing Probe

07/17/2011

Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina's investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

Senators Introduce Enhanced Iran Sanctions Bill

05/27/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Senators introduced an enhanced Iran sanctions bill matching one recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The crux of both bills is a ban on business with any entity that does $1 million in a single trade with Iran's energy sector, or $5 million over one year. The current threshold is $20 million in business per year.

Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Toughened Iran Sanctions

05/18/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A bipartisan bill introduced by top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives would considerably tighten sanctions on Iran.

The bill, introduced May 13 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), its ranking Democrat, would ban business with any entity that does $1 million in a single trade with Iran's energy sector, or $5 million over one year.

It also would expand sanctions against alleged human rights violators and financial institutions that deal with Iran.

Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Press Obama on Iran Sanctions Enforcement

12/01/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The top Republican and Democrat House foreign policy members called on the Obama administration to more closely scrutinize nations that do not comply with Iran sanctions.

Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the outgoing chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, convened a hearing Wednesday on imposing tougher sanctions on Iran.

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