In an overwhelming 400-20 vote, the House of Representatives has approved yet another round of sanctions against Iran. The vote sends the bill to the Senate, which is also expected to approve it with little to no opposition.
The bill will further limit Iran’s ability to export oil abroad, cutting into the amounts of oil India and China are allowed to buy at a particularly inopportune time, with the price of crude oil around it’s near-term high.
The timing of the bill appears deliberate, however, coming just days ahead of the weekend inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rohani. Many analysts say that the vote is an attempt to sabotage any potential talks with the Rohani government.
President Rohani campaigned on a policy of negotiations and rapprochement with the US, and has made it clear he wants bilateral talks with the US. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear he views US-Iran talks as unacceptable, and these comments have been parroted by Congressional leaders.
11 thoughts on “House Approves More Iran Sanctions Ahead of Rohani Inauguration”
Of course. The US has never been interested in peace… In 2003, U.S. Spurned Iran's Offer of Dialogue http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/200...
What this sanction is about this time, the Iranian people are not allowed to travel with buss in Tehran or all over Iran?
This is a sorry spectacle of America's losing battle against AIPAC.
But pretty soon the US unilateral sanctions – illegal under international law – will be challenged in many courts in many countries and deemed unapplicable.
The sanctions have not worked. They are making Iran more resilient economically as time passes, and there is no chance that Obama will go to war for Israel no matter how hysterical AIPAC gets.
The House is unable, and unwilling to pursue agenda's that will better America's role in the ME. These sanctions are not only criminal, but have no legal bases, or legitimacy with regards to international law. The writing is on the wall….the BRICS nations no longer respect, or care about the ruthless, and self serving American Exceptionalism that plagues the US government. May Iran be the one who comes out on top in the battle.
The sanctions are illegal and without any justification as the CIA (ALL 16 AGENCIES) say there's ZERO EVIDENCE that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and if they ever did, that stopped completely in 2003. The rest is propaganda.
Nothing moves faster through the bowels of the American gov't. than a bill (laundry list?) sponsored and pushed by AIPAC, notice that? Further evidence of a corrupted system, controlled by foreigners with their own agenda.
And for what positive gain? The sooner these people are registered as foreign agents working for a foreign gov't, the sooner we can get rid of them. Is it any wonder the US Kongress//Knesset never gets its approval rating over 11%. It can only remain obvious what whores and stooges these people are for so long.
The three branches plus the Fourth State should all be indicted as traitors to the American people. Let's bear in mind that these are not common traitors because they know they are acting that way and they keep on doing it. So what is the law against this type of hardened traitors in the US?
This is what they get for not having a bomb or a bomb program. Imagine what they would be subjected to if they actually had a bomb. AIPAC driven agenda. America thinks it owns the world. Israel knows that it owns America.
Brazil posed a relations deal that Iran accepted, then Obama nullified and condemned Brazil for doing it. Brazil then wrote an angry letter to Obama saying that Obama had nullified a deal that was exactly the same as one written by Obama. So it must be assumed that Obama was so angry because he had expected Iran to turn down the deal.
It's just so obvious it's a joke to anyone honest. They don't want peace with Iran, they want hegemony over Iran like they got in their illegal CIA aggression against Iran in 53. These sanctions are very similar to what they did to Mossadegh – boycott Iran's oil unless it is under Western control.
we need to take the reigns from these government stooges and stop this nonsense, which all contributes to making US citizens less safe.
These are not sanctions against Iran – they are sanctions against Iranians.
Against individuals who have more in common with ordinary Americans than we have with our overlords in Congress, the Administration and the courts. The AIPAC sanctions decrease the quality of life of Iranians in the same way as the ALEC or other special interest laws degrade standards of living here in the USA.
The Iranians certainly know who their enemy is. Its past time those of us living in the USA recognized our real enemies as well.
The US may be interested in negotiations but its master, Israel, is not and finds them unacceptable.
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