01.12.2012 17.Kislew. 5773 Wajischlach
US Senate okays Iran energy, shipping sanctions
Senate c'tee chair: Obama concerned sanctions don't provide enough "waiver flexibility" for countries trading with Iranian entities.
The US Senate on Friday resoundingly approved new sanctions on trade with Iran's energy, port, shipping and ship-building sectors, its latest effort to ratchet up economic pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.
The new package builds on existing US sanctions but maintains exemptions for countries that have made significant cuts to their purchases of Iranian crude oil….