The US Congress has approved a bill on extension of sanctions against Iran for ten more years.
The US Congress has supported a bill on prolongation of sanctions against Iran, which was adopted by the US House of Representatives. According to text of the document, the sanctions will be extended for ten more years.
Sanctions, which were introduced earlier, will expire later this year, on December 31. The document, approved by the US Congress, allows the US president to impose sanctions against anyone, who was involved in development of ballistic missiles in Iran and violation of human rights in the country.
This summer, the so-called nuclear deal was made by the US with Iran in order ensure the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program. However, according to a member of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Menendez, despite of the signed agreement, Iran continues to destabilize the region and expand its influence there. The senator also accused Tehran of testing of ballistic missiles.
The document must be signed by US President Barack Obama before to enter into force. According to Press Secretary for the White House, Josh Earnest, Obama is ready to review the draft law despite his earlier statements about reluctance to undermine the nuclear deal with Iran.