Reuters: U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia, and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia.
The 100-member Senate backed the measure by a margin of 98-2.
Republican Senator Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, were the only two "no" votes.
The bill includes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached with the United States and other world powers.
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WNU Editor: The vote was 98-2. Germany and Austria are condemning these new sanctions as a threat to their economies as well as a collapse in relations .... Germany, Austria Slam US Sanctions Against Russia, Warn Of Collapse In Relations (Zero Hedge).
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