US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran

US Congressional lawmakers demanded last month to tighten sanctions against Iran. (File photo: AP)

The US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran, focusing on Tehran’s role in supporting terrorism in the Middle East and their missile program, as well as the reports of the human rights violations taking place in the country.

According to the Turkey’s news agency Anadolu, the US congress is planning to attract support for president-elect Donald Trump in imposing new sanctions against Iran.

Officials believe that there will be a congressional bill within weeks that would hike the tax rate and impose other penalties for companies doing business with Tehran.

US Congressional lawmakers demanded last month to tighten sanctions against Iran and said that Iran is using released funds to support terrorism in Yemen, Syria and Iraq as well as the development of its arsenal of sophisticated weapons, especially missiles.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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