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GOP Blocks New Iran Sanctions Bill, Insisting on Including Threat of War | Antiwar.com

Senate Republicans delayed a vote on Thursday that would have increased the already harsh economic sanctions on Iran’s oil sector, arguing for the inclusion of tougher language that threatens military attack.

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

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said that his staff did not receive a draft of the bill until late on Wednesday night, and needed more time to review it.

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