In testimony before a Senate panel in Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said, slapping Iran with additional sanctions right now would not be helpful. Kerry said he would prefer to wait and see how implementation of the landmark nuclear deal goes before making a decision on imposing additional measures to punish Tehran.
The US Lawmakers are considering legislation that would address Iran’s ballistic missile tests, human rights violations and a reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act. Republicans are especially incensed over Iran’s detention of US sailors last month. The longstanding Iran Sanctions Act will expire at the end of the year.