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Senate Republicans Delay Vote on New Iran Oil Sanctions

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President Barack Obama meets with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Oval Office, Aug. 4, 2010. Photo: wiki commons.

Chicago Tribune/Reuters – Senate Republicans blocked new economic sanctions on Iran’s oil sector on Thursday, saying they needed more time to study revisions, a surprise move that drew anger from Senate Democrats who had expected unanimous approval ahead of Iran talks on May 23.

“I feel I’ve been jerked around,” Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor after the Republican objection.

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