Barack Obama resolves to veto any new Iran sanctions

Barack Obama

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The White House has vowed that President Barack
Obama will veto any legislation imposing new U.S. sanctions on Iran. The threat was
issued December 19 after 26 senators – or more than one-quarter of the Senate –
introduced new Iranian sanctions legislation.

The measure, backed by 13 Republicans and 13 Democrats would impose sanctions if
the Islamic republic violates the interim nuclear agreement with world powers reached
in November, or if no final long-term deal is reached to curb Iranian nuclear activities.

Entitled the “Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act,” the proposed law would seek to further
restrict Iranian oil exports and target Iranian mining, engineering, and construction