June 24th, 2010
03:57 PM ET
12 years ago

Senate passes new Iran sanctions

Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Thursday approved tough new sanctions on Iran aimed at discouraging that country's development of nuclear weapons and support of terrorist groups.

By a decisive 99-0 vote, the Senate approved sanctions that target companies which sell refined petroleum products to Iran and international banks that do business with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass the bill Thursday evening, at which point it will be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Why don't we just go and assassinate Ahmadinejad. The people are against him. While we're at it, we might as well take out the the "Supreme Leader" as well. Iran needs a new revolution.

    June 24, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. ATL Guy

    Another win for the socialist guy from a foreign country? Are the Tea Party people upset because all of the Republicans voted for this? They should try to push out those socialist sympathizers.

    June 24, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. ajax

    What a joke,like this is going to do any good !!!They're acting like a bunch of kindergarden kids during their first time at school.And Obama will have a bunch of reporters up for the signing,whooh,just sends shivers up my back!!!

    June 24, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Bob Smith

    Yeah that will get them? What a joke!

    June 24, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. Slick William

    Yes, we see how much Iran is detoured by Obama and his UN sanctions. Why they are so detoured they have increased uranium enrichment and are sending a ship to run the Israeli Gaza blockade...

    If we can't convict and penalize companies in our own Nation in accordance to our own laws for hiring illegal labor do you really think we can control what International Banks and businesses do in their deals with Iran?

    Like flies swarming on a hot summer day...

    June 24, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Capt. Snarky

    Tough? How tough? Everything I've heard is that they lack any serious bite. This Administration dilly-dallied too long, now Iran is on the verge of going Nuclear – Now they want "tough" sanctions? I'm sorry, but short of a preemptive strike on Israel's part, it's too late to stop 'em........

    Remember Obama's "hands off" approach to the Iranian Green movement during their elections? That was his opportunity to do something that would have possibly made a difference in Iran's Nuclear quest. Opportunity knocked, Obama squandered......................................

    June 24, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. Mike

    99-0. Senate = Knesset.

    June 24, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Augsbee

    I don't think Iran cares, don't think they will stop, those people are as stubborn as Suddam Hussein, Castro, Chavez, who were/are guided by their egos to do, live life as they please. I don't think anything scares them.

    June 24, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Adalbert

    A complete waste of time.

    June 24, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    I've got a shockingly awesome idea! Let's invade Iran! We'll be greeted as liberators! It'll be even better than Operation Ajax ("what's that", you ask? Look it up). What the heck is our oil doing under their land anyway? Have a nice day!

    June 24, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. sarbaz

    If I was the decession maker I would add just one item to the sanction which could disable the rejim absulutly.

    please make my email name and e-mail hidden and address it to the ones who has authority.

    there is a plan more efficent who make iranian people also satisfied not arguieeng.

    June 24, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Peter E

    For those pro-invasion people: okay, let's suppose we decide to invade Iran. HOW? We already overextended our forces in two wars that are far from over. They are costing us hundreds of billions of dollars each year. And Iran has three times the people Iraq had. Even if we disregard (as we often do) the fact that this will alienate us from pretty much everyone else in the world I am asking you to explain to me the logistics of such an operation.

    June 24, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Hey Dutch, about your new revolution plan, do you even know ANYthing about history? Do you realize that the very reason the Iran revolution happened in the first place was BECAUSE we were medling in their internal affairs, supporting a puppet tyrant? Are you sure that assassination and attempts at supporting 'another revolution' would be such a good idea?

    June 24, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  14. Who Cares?

    Of course Iran doesn't care. They hold all the cards here and they know it. They know the West can't invade Iran without creating a new holy war that encompasses the entire globe.

    The West is more concerned that Israel will take actions into their own hands and start bombing these sites that will lead to the exact same war.

    June 24, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |