US lawmakers push for tougher sanctions against Iran
Obama is expected to come under pressure to endorse them.
“The UN Security Council resolution did not impose the kind of sanctions the Obama administration had originally been talking about,” Thomas Mattair, executive director of the Middle East Policy Council in Washington, told RT. “Obviously Russia and China made sure those sanctions were weakened. And that’s why, I think, you’ve seen in the United States new companies added to the lists of executive order companies that are blacklisted here in the US and that’s why you’ve seen a final push by Congress to put new legislation in front of the president.”