PressTV: US Senate panel approves controversial Iran sanctions bill

Proof that US Congress is owned by the Israel Lobby. what a travesty and what a bunch of low life scum these so called Congressional Reps are. American business is lining up to do business with the budding aerospace nation Iran.

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The US Senate Banking Committee has approved a controversial bill that would trigger additional sanctions against Iran if the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries collapse.

On Thursday, lawmakers in the Senate panel voted 18 to 4 to advance the bipartisan legislation sponsored by hawkish Senators Robert Menendez and Mark Kirk, despite warnings from the Obama administration that the new sanctions risked derailing the talks with Iran.

The full Senate is expected to vote on the so-called Kirk-Menendez bill by March 24.

“It is clear that further action is necessary to compel Iran to reach an acceptable agreement, which is why I strongly support this critical bill,” committee chairman Senator Richard Shelby said after the vote.

Before the vote, Senator Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat on the US Senate Banking Committee, urged panel members to wait until June…

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