Alexander Votes for Tougher Sanctions on Iran, Russia, North Korea

Posted on July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today voted to send to the president’s desk legislation to impose tougher sanctions on Iran and expand sanctions against Russia and North Korea.

“I voted to impose tougher sanctions on Iran--which remains a threat to our national security, Middle East stability and to Israel—expand sanctions against Russia in response to their interference in our elections last year, and to increase the president’s authority to impose sanctions on anyone who violates UN Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea. Senator Corker deserves great credit for the work the Senate Foreign Relations Committee did on this bill in the Senate earlier this year.”

Senate passage of this legislation tonight sends the bill to the president to sign. The bill imposes new, mandatory sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, requires the administration to block the transfer of property of anyone who sells arms to Iran, and applies terrorism sanctions to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s principle military arm used for supporting terrorist activities around the region. The legislation also expands sanctions against members of the Russian government and targets Russian individuals involved in the 2016 cyberattack against the United States’ elections. The bill also increases the president’s authority to impose sanctions on anyone who violates UN Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.

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