Skip to main content

More Iran Sanctions A Mixed Bag for Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister may still have to defer his “mission accomplished” moment in Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles at the start of an interview with Reuters in Jerusalem June 17, 2013. Iran's election has exposed popular discontent with the Tehran government but was unlikely to bring about any change in Iranian nuclear policy, Netanyahu told Reuters on Monday. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTX10R1G

On Aug. 1, 2013, the US House of Representatives voted 400-20 for a measure that, according to Bloomberg News, would “subject more goods and services to sanctions, in addition to authorizing the president to impose penalties on foreign entities that maintain commercial ties with Iran.”

It must be noted that this in itself does not mean that the measure is law, since the US Senate also needs to vote on the measure. It's expected that the vote will take place after the summer recess in September. Then, the US president must give his approval.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.