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November 2, 2015 10:58 am

US Lawmakers Demand New Iran Sanctions After Islamic Republic Arrests American Citizen

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South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

US lawmakers are calling on the White House to impose new sanctions on Iran. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

US lawmakers, angered by the recent arrest of an Iranian-American, demanded Friday that the White House take a tougher line against Tehran and impose fresh sanctions on its elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The arrest of Siamak Namazi, a prominent oil executive and the fourth Iranian-American to be detained in Iran, emerged as the newest roadblock to President Barack Obama’s efforts to build on the nuclear accord world powers and Tehran reached in July and foster cooperation with Iran on regional issues, including ending Syria’s war.

Read full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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