US lawmakers seek to strengthen Iran sanctions

By REUTERS
May 17, 2011 03:50

 
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WASHINGTON - US lawmakers said on Monday they were seeking to stiffen sanctions on Iran to pressure it to give up its nuclear program and stop alleged abuses of human rights.

US Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Howard Berman, the top Republican and Democratic members of the US House of Representatives' foreign affairs committee, have introduced new sanctions legislation.

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