Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

April 13, 2015 5:08 AM

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Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States and Iran come closer to a historic nuclear deal, many U.S. states are likely to stick with their own sanctions on Iran that could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes.

In a little known aspect of Iran's international isolation, around two dozen states have enacted measures punishing companies operating in certain sectors of its economy, directing public pension funds with billions of dollars in assets to divest from the firms and sometimes barring them from public...

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