US House passes sanctions Bill targeting Iran ballistic missiles

The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, which expands sanctions on Iran with respect to ballistic missiles, has been passed in the US House of Representatives by a 423-2 vote. We previously reported here that the House was due to vote on the Bill.

The passing of the Bill comes two weeks after US President Trump announced his decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), having criticised Iran for its ballistic missile programme (see previous blog here).

The next stage in the Bill’s legislative process is for the US Senate to vote on it.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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