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INU - On Thursday, Reuters reported that the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives had indicated that the legislative body might vote on reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act as early as mid-November. The act is set to expire at the end of the year, and a “clean” authorization of it would extend its mandate for an additional 10 years.

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INU - On October 26, an article in the Washington Examiner by Susan Crabtree reports that news of Iran’s demands for at least $4 million for the safe return of a U.S. permanent resident confirms the fears of the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee: that the Obama administration’s cash payment to Tehran in January is encouraging Iran to take more hostages.

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INU - A report for Reuters on October 25, by Patricia Zengerle, with additional reporting by Ayesha Rascoe, says that Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act as soon as mid-November, setting up a potential showdown with the White House and Senate.  This, according to statements from congressional aides.

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INU - In an Opinion piece on October 21, by Capt. Sean R. Liedman, USN (Retired), for USNI News wrote about the continued expansion of Iranian influence, and how the lifting of economic sanctions in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, the “Iran Nuclear deal”) will accelerate this trend as it revives Iran’s economic health.

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INU - In his October 18 article for the Washington Free Beacon, where he is a senior writer, Adam Kredo, also a former award-winning political reporter for the Washington Jewish Week, reports on a series of war drills launched on Monday by Iran that, according to regional experts and media reports, occurred amid accusations by top officials that the United States is violating last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement.

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INU -  On October 17, Benjamin Weiser wrote for an article for the New York Times about Turkish gold trader, Reza Zarrab, who has been jailed in New York. 

A federal judge in Manhattan refused to dismiss an indictment against him on charges that he conspired to violate United States sanctions on Iran.

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