US Senate approves new Iran sanctions bill

22.05.2012                      01.Siwan. 5772                    Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer

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US Senate approves new Iran sanctions bill

Lawmakers "put Iranian leaders on notice they must halt all uranium enrichment", bill's author Senator Mark Kirk says.

The US Senate unanimously approved on Monday a package of new economic sanctions on Iran's oil sector just days ahead of a meeting in Baghdad between major world powers and Tehran.
The West suspects Iran is working to build a nuclear bomb and the sanctions are meant to strip Tehran of revenue by shutting down financial deals with Iran's powerful state oil and tanker enterprises. Iran has said its nuclear program is for civilian purposes….