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March 18, 2016 9:18 am

Republican Senators Push for Stricter Sanctions on Iran Following Missile Tests

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The Iranian Emad ballistic missile. Iran repeatedly defied a U.N. ballistic missile test ban. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Iranian Emad ballistic missile. Photo: Wikipedia.

A group of Republican senators on Thursday unveiled legislation that requires the Obama administration to impose stricter sanctions on every sector of Iran’s economy that supports the country’s ballistic missile program.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is a reflection of longstanding exasperation among GOP lawmakers who’ve complained that President Barack Obama has failed to properly punish Tehran for repeatedly defying a U.N. ballistic missile test ban.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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