U.S. Senate passes 10-year extension of Iran Sanctions Act | Reuters - Firstpost
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WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law and delaying any potentially tougher actions until next year.As the voting continued, senators were backing the renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act by 89-0. It passed the House of Representatives nearly unanimously in November, and congressional aides said they expected Obama would sign it when it reached his desk.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by G Crosse)

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First Published On : Dec 2, 2016 01:17 IST

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