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Congress to Target Iran and the UN

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This week, America's Congress reconvenes in Washington, D.C., with international action in the short-term plans. The Jerusalem Post's Michael Wilner reports that legislation is planned against both the United Nations, for its targeting of Israel, and the nation of Iran:

As the House of Representatives plans to vote on a resolution this week that will condemn the UN for its targeting of Israel, its leadership has already planned additional measures sure to please the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and its allies in Washington.

Over the course of the next hundred days, Republicans hope to punish the UN for its passage of a resolution condemning Israel over its settlement enterprise and Iran over its destabilizing actions in neighboring Middle East nations.

Members of the House and Senate are considering legislation that would cut funding to the UN after its vote...

GOP leadership is preparing legislative options they believe will easily attract Trump's support, specifically against Iran, which was a frequent target of the president-elect during the campaign.

Senior congressional aides say to expect a bill within weeks that would hike the tax rate and impose other penalties for companies doing business with Tehran. The bill will just be the first in a series that will test an international nuclear accord with Iran, which bans the US from imposing nuclear-related sanctions but allows for the passage of additional non-nuclear sanctions against Iran's malignant activities in the region, its ballistic missile work and its human rights abuses...

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