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October 7, 2012 6:52 am

House Dems Pushing Extention of Iran Sanctions Exemption

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The Red Cross and the Red Crescent emblems at the museum in Geneva. Photo: Julius Kusuma.

Free Beacon – A delegation of House Democrats is urging President Barack Obama’s administration to extend an exemption on Iran sanctions—a move that could allow certain groups linked to terrorism to benefit from American philanthropic donations, experts say.

Twelve lawmakers, including Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), petitionedthe Obama administration Thursday to extend a temporary waiver permitting various organizations and individuals to skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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