Obama Admin: U.S. Stopped Sanctioning Iranian Human Rights Abusers After Nuke Deal

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 25, 2016 4:28 PM
The Obama administration has not designated a single Iranian as a human rights abuser since finalizing last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, despite rising abuse in the Islamic Republic, including state-sanctioned killings and the imprisonment of opposition figures. The administration’s hesitance to use sanctions as a tool to confront Iranian human rights abuses, despite past promises made to Congress, has prompted outrage on Capitol Hill among lawmakers who were given assurances the administration would act.