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Washington: Bill to punish those who threaten the security of Iraq

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday demanding that the US administration impose sanctions on terrorist organizations and countries that threaten Iraq’s security and stability, led by Iran.

The bill stipulates that the US president should identify individuals and groups in Iraq that should be included in the list of terrorist organizations and impose sanctions on them, as well as submit a report to Congress detailing these groups.

The bill also imposes on the US State Department a list of armed organizations supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

The sanctions range from freezing funds and resources to not granting visas to enter the United States and canceling any previous visas.

The Senate should also approve a copy of the draft before it is sent to the White House. Source

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