Will US tighten sanction against Iran?
Iran would face tighter US sanctions over ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill announced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators.
It would set mandatory sanctions for anyone involved with Iran's ballistic missile program. And it would apply sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), putting into law sanctions imposed via executive order on individuals tied to what the bill's sponsors describe as Iranian support for terrorism.
The legislation would also require the US president to block the property of any person or entity involved in specific activities that violate the UN arms embargo on Iran.
Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, a co-author of the measure, said the new bill had been written not to interfere with that accord, Reuters reported.
The bill's lead sponsors include Republican Senator Bob Corker, the foreign relations committee chairman, and Ben Cardin, the panel's ranking Democrat.