Iran sanctions renewal becomes law without Obama’s signature

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December 15, 2016
Boston Herald    
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"In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran's concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House had said that Obama was expected to sign the 10-year-renewal, the midnight deadline came and went Thursday with no approval from the president. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama had decided to let it become law without his signature. 'The administration has, and continues to use, all of the necessary authorities to waive the relevant sanctions' lifted as part of the nuclear deal, Earnest said in a statement." (12/15/16)  

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