Senate bill aims to toughen Iran sanctions

May 8, 2013 11:46 PM

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The measure could block Iran's access to crucial foreign reserves. Senators hope to achieve legislation for a full embargo against Iran.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would sharply toughen U.S. economic sanctions on Iran despite administration calls for Congress to delay penalties that could disrupt diplomacy aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.

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