12.01.16

Daines Applauds Bipartisan Passage to Reauthorize Iran Sanctions

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded bipartisan passage of a bill to provide a long-term extension of the Iran Sanctions Act:

“These sanctions are an important tool in holding Iran - the world’s leading state sponsor of terror - accountable in maintaining our strength in the region,” Daines stated. “Iran is not a friend to our country or our allies and it’s critical they aren’t treated like a normal country until they behave like a normal country.” 

The Iran Sanctions Extension Act:

  • Extends sanctions on Iran for 10 years
  • Targets Iran’s energy sector
  • Pressures Iran to cease developing weapons of mass destruction 

This legislation passed the House of Representatives on November 15 by a vote of 419-1.

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