Home / International / International -- World Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
US House Passes Resolution Against Iran
Adjust font size:

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would tighten sanctions against Iran.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida, was approved by a vote of 397-21.

The legislation in effect alters the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act by strengthening sanctions against Iran while taking away restrictions on Libya, which is now cooperating with the West in eliminating weapons of mass destruction, an Associated Press report said.

The bill said sanctions will be imposed on any person exporting or supplying to Iran goods or technology that help the country obtain weapons of mass destruction, and US aid will be denied to countries that invested in Iran's energy sector.

The measure, which must be taken up at the Senate, gives the president the authority to waive such a ban on national security grounds.

(Xinhua News Agency April 27, 2006)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Related Stories
Rice visits Turkey on PKK, Iran's Nuclear Issue
Iran Refuses UN Call to Suspend Nuclear Activities
Talks with No Breakthrough On Iran Nuclear Issue
Bush: 'All Options on the Table'
Think Tank Claims Iran Is Reinforcing Nuclear Sites
Concern Mounts over Nuclear Move
Iran Accuses US of 'Psychological War'
Rice to Visit Europe over Iran's Issue
White House Questions Iran's OK on Talks
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback
Copyright © China.org.cn. All Rights Reserved     E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号