The Senate voted Thursday night to strengthen existing sanctions against and impose new ones aimed at its gasoline
supplies as part of the
effort to dissuade Teheran from pursuing nuclear weapons and cracking down on
"We have all watched the Iranian regime oppress its own people on the
and continue to defy the international community on nuclear issues,"
Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement following a voice
vote that approved the bill. "That is why it is so important that we move
this legislation forward quickly."