Xinhua News AgencyDecember 10, 2013 19:01
U.S. Senate holds off new sanctions against Iran
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The United States Senate has decided not to impose new sanctions on Iran, following Obama administration's efforts to defend a landmark interim nuclear deal.
That was learned from a statement issued by Tim Johnson, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Tuesday.
"The President and Secretary Kerry have made a strong case for a pause in Congressional action on new Iran sanctions, so I am inclined to support their request and hold off on Committee action for now," said Johnson.