WASHINGTON (AP) - House and
Senate negotiators are wrapping up a bill to impose a new round of
sanctions on Iran, targeting shipping lines and adding other punitive
measures to derail Tehran's suspected push for nuclear weapons.
Lawmakers hoped to unveil a final bill late Monday, with a House vote as early as Wednesday.
The measure would reconcile
a bill the House passed last December and one the Senate backed in May.
But several lawmakers are concerned that the legislation doesn't go far
enough. They are pushing for a bill that labels Iran's energy sector a
"zone of proliferation concern" which would effectively ban all
A draft version of the bill
says it's the sense of Congress that Iran's energy sector be treated as
a "zone of proliferation concern."
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