Congressional group will enforce Iran sanctions


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two U.S. congressmen will create a bipartisan working group to enforce sanctions against Iran. 

Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the ranking Republican member of the committee, announced Tuesday that they will launch the Working Group on Iran Sanction Implementation.

The working group will ensure that sanctions against Iran are properly implemented and enforced, and that they have the intended effect of halting production of Iranian nuclear capabilities. Members will meet with the Obama administration, foreign ambassadors and nonpartisan experts to accomplish their goals.

“We will continue to pressure and isolate Iran until it terminates its illicit nuclear weapons activities,” Berman and Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “A nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable.”

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing in the fall about the implementation of the Iran sanctions bill.

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