In a first, leading Democrats and Republicans join forces on Iran sanctions

March 9, 2016 7:37 PM

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In a first, leading Democrats and Republicans join forces on Iran sanctions

After months at odds, leading Democratic senators have formally joined forces with Republicans to design new congressional sanctions against Iran, spurred by a desire to strongly reject Tehran’s most recent reported ballistic missile tests.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are preparing legislation to slap additional sanctions on Iran in response to a recent spate of ballistic missile launches. While the tests do not themselves violate the Iranian nuclear deal that took...

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