U.S. Senate panel will move ahead on new Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will move ahead with a package of tough new sanctions on Iran after the current negotiating session over its nuclear program ends in Geneva on Friday, the committee's chairman said on Thursday.
Senator Tim Johnson, the panel's chairman, told Reuters that Harry Reid, the Senate's Majority Leader, told him to go ahead with the mark-up - or debate - of the bill, a step toward bringing it to the full Senate for a vote.
"We'll wait until the Geneva meeting is over with, but I talked to Harry Reid about it yesterday and he wants to mark up," Johnson told Reuters outside the Senate chamber.
He said the exact date of the mark-up, during which senators present amendments to the legislation, had not been determined as of Thursday. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone
- UPDATE 6-Doctor with Ebola in NY hospital, nurse declared virus-free
- Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body
- UPDATE 3-Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
- Three major nations absent as China launches W.Bank rival in Asia
The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. Full Article
Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq - U.S. Full Article
Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation, son says Full Article