Senate banking panel to vote on Iran sanctions February 2

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Posted: Jan 27, 2012 5:28 PM
Senate banking panel to vote on Iran sanctions February 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - The Senate Banking Committee expects to vote on Thursday, February 2 on legislation containing more sanctions on Iran, the panel announced on Friday.

Lawmakers want to strengthen the economic chokehold on Iran to discourage Tehran from seeking to build a nuclear bomb. The panel's announcement gave no details of the upcoming legislation, saying these would be released next week.

(Reporting By Susan Cornwell)