Casey Statement on Senate Passage of Iran Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement:

“I am proud to support the passage of the new Iran sanctions package in the Senate.  This important bill tightens existing loopholes in Iran sanctions and imposes new sanctions on those who enable the Iranian regime to repress its own people. This new package of sanctions is also focused on squeezing the National Iranian Oil Company and National Iranian Tanker Company.  This bill sends an important message to the regime in Tehran that the U.S. is unified and focused on ensuring that Iran does not have the ability to fund its nuclear aspirations.”