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A bipartisan slate of fifty House members urged President Obama on Tuesday to implement existing sanctions laws on Iran as a way of exerting further pressure on the regime to halt its illicit nuclear work, Agence France Presse reported. “Given Iran’s continued violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions ordering a halt to uranium enrichment activities – and the recent breach of the two-week deadline to inspect Iran’s underground facility at Qom – we urge you to consider full implementation of the ISA,” the letter, spearheaded by Reps. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Ron Klein (D-FL) stated, referring to the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) of 1995. That bill authorizes the president to sanction entities investing more than $20 million in Iran’s energy sector. The previous two administrations did not impose sanctions under the law.

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