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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Senate Republicans and Democrats on Monday urging them to support the resolution of disapproval.
Sanctions may be good politics, but whether they will change Russian behavior is more doubtful.
A senior official suggested that Trump hopes to see more vigilance from European nations in terms of Iran's nuclear program.
The Europeans would naturally say they are protecting Iranian interests with their package "but (the Iranian government) should not make this a main issue."
Islamic Republic looks to art market and other illicit sources of income in response to U.S. financial penalties.
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
"We are clear; this commitment does not in any way preclude us from addressing Iran's hostile and destabilizing activities."
"Our military capabilities are part of legitimate defense powers of the state, and guarantee the national security of the Islamic Republic, which is based on deterrence."
By MAARIV ONLINE
"There is no international law that prohibits us from [continuing]," said Zarif.
By TAMAR BEERI
Rouhani's speech was interrupted by parliament members, who Iranian news agencies said were mostly from the southwestern Khuzestan province and were protesting over shortages of drinking water in their region.
Many of the men were also fined, sentenced to lashes and had the "ill-gotten" part of their assets seized, Ejei said.
Demand for Afghan labor in Iran's informal economy had drastically fallen, it added.
"If we cannot sell our oil and we don't enjoy financial transactions, then I don't think keeping the deal will benefit us anymore."
Though still at an early stage, the EU's readiness to penalize Iranians would be the first such move in years.
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