U.S. lawmakers to reintroduce Iran sanctions legislation

U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee listens to questions from journalists during a news briefing in HanoiWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers said on Thursday they are close to reintroducing legislation seeking a voice in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and to impose tougher sanctions against Iran, now that they control both houses of the U.S. Congress. Senator Mark Kirk told reporters at the Capitol he expected the Senate banking committee to vote within weeks on a bill he co-authored with Democratic Senator Robert Menendez that would increase sanctions on Iran if the negotiations falter. …

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