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Senators Urge Obama to Press Iran by Increased Sanctions

Members of Congress from both parties urged Obama administration officials to impose greater economic pressure to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions and punish its human-rights violations.

Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and sponsor of several Iran sanctions laws, cited estimates that the global oil market has enough supply to let the U.S. press Iran’s remaining oil buyers to radically curtail their purchases without causing a surge in gasoline prices.