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US Senators Seek New Anti-Iran Sanctions Over Use of Commercial Aircraft

Sputnik – 17.02.2017

US senators introduced a legislation to impose sanctions on Iran’s aircraft sector for the use of commercial aircraft to “support terrorism,” Senator Marco Rubio said in a press release on Friday.

The bill would require President Donald Trump’s administration to regularly report to Congress if Iran uses civilian aircraft for the purposes of transporting illicit cargo, such as weapons, troops, electronics or rocket or missile components.

“[Lawmakers] introduced the Iran Terror-Free Skies Act, legislation that would counter Iran’s use of commercial aircraft in support of international terrorism and state sponsors of terrorism,” the release stated. “The legislation would also require the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to impose new sanctions against these designated Iranian commercial airlines.”

Additionally, the administration would have to report the use of commercial aircraft to support Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, armed forces, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government or any foreign terrorist organizations.

The US Treasury Department would have to impose new sanctions against Iranian commercial airliners if Trump determines they have engaged in illicit military activities after the Iran nuclear deal was implemented on January 16, 2016.

US officials of the new administration have labeled Iran as the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world despite lacking evidence proving the claim.

February 17, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Trump and others foment trouble for Iran, because, they say, Iran is the worst terrorist state. Yet, for some time now, Iran has been supplying treasure and troops to acyually fight a real terrorist threat in Syria, and those Iranians are being wounded and killed by ISIS/Al Queda. While the Sauds of Arabia actually provide funds and arrange for weapons for those terrorists in Syria. What the hell is wrong with Trump on this file??? The exact same thing that has been wrong in the USA since the Bushman of the nineties. Nothing has changed. Trump or no trump. Wars and destruction for the benefit of Israel.

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    Comment by Dave Colonel | February 17, 2017 | Reply


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