The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for legislation to extend American sanctions on Iran for 10 years.
The legislation, known as the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, needs Senate approval and President Obama’s signature before the end of the year, when American sanctions are set to expire.
Under the nuclear agreement, which took effect in January, between Iran and six world powers including the United States, many economic sanctions were suspended or relaxed in exchange for Iran’s verifiable pledges of peaceful nuclear work. But the deal also contained a “snapback” provision that would allow for the reimposition of sanctions if Iran were found to have violated the terms.
The US move matches what Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei repeatedly says about the US administration that “acts disloyally and does not live up to its words.”
The US vote came despite Obama’s statements on Monday during a wide-ranging press conference in the White House, in which he reiterated Iran’s commitment to its obligations under the nuclear deal, reaffirming what the WH spokesperson said last Friday.
The House also voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that criminalizes anyone who provides support to the Syrian government, whether financially, physically or technology.
Source: Al-Manar Website