Key Member of Congress Urges for New Sanctions to Be Put on Iran
One of the veteran members of the Congress voiced his support for new sanctions to be imposed against Iran in a passionate speech before Thursday’s vote.
The former chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez stood against the views of his own party, the Democrats, and Obama’s administration, calling for new measures to be taken against Iran, and repeating his dismay at the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. He and only another three members of the Democratic Party voted against the nuclear deal.
Recent Arrests Point to Various Groups Targeted in Iran’s Ongoing Crackdown
Category: Human Rights
By INU Staff
INU - On Thursday, theInternational Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported that Nooshafarin Dastoori, a translator and assistant to the Iran consultant for the Berlin Film Festival, had been barred from leaving Iran and was in the process of being interrogated by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. The incident is the latest in a long series of arrests and instance of harassment of dual nationals. Dastoori holds both Iranian and German citizenship, although Iran does not recognize dual citizenship and thus treats such arrestees only as Iranians, depriving them of access to foreign consular assistance.