Long-Term Sanctions for Iran Heading to President’s Desk

Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted in favor of the Iran Sanctions Extensions Act, a ten-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran. The bill lays out powerful restrictions related to energy, defense, and Iran’s nuclear and missile activities. It works to deny Iran the resources to support terrorism and develop weapons of mass destruction. The legislation passed in a vote of 99-0, and now heads to the President to be signed into law. 

“Iran’s actions continue to warrant extreme vigilance by America – such as testing ballistic missiles bearing the phrase ‘Israel must be wiped out.’ Any attempts to harm the United States or our allies will not be tolerated, and this piece of legislation provides us the resources to maintain pressure on Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism,” said Senator Murkowski. “I remain vehemently opposed to the Iran Nuclear Deal and have vowed to hold Iran accountable for its support of terrorism. This bill does just that – it is designed to deny Iran the resources and tools to carry out its dangerous ideals.”

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