The US Congress will pass further sanctions on Iran this month, a key Democratic lawmaker predicted on Wednesday, calling new UN measures a critical step but urging tougher action. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman said the United States is looking to key allies in Europe and elsewhere to impose tougher measures to pressure Iran.
"The US Congress will do its part by passing sanctions legislation later this month," Berman said in a statement. He did not say what the further US sanctions might include. But both the House and Senate have passed legislation that would largely keep companies worldwide that supply gasoline to Iran from doing business with the United States. (Reuters)