House Republican leader seeks to tighten Iran-Libya sanctions

A House Republican leader Oct. 21 introduced a bill that would limit exemptions and waivers to a US law designed to punish foreign oil companies that invest in either Libya or Iran's petroleum sector.US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of the House Committee on International Relations, introduced the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act Enhancement and Compliance Act (ILSA-ECA) "to address the concerns, loopholes, and changes in the world since the original bill's passage in 1996," according to a statement."Neither Iran or Libya have shown signs of relenting in their support for international terrorism. Those companies who ...

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