The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed a bill that expands sanctions against Iran. The legislation will close loopholes and extend the existing sanctions on dealing with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said today that Iran “threatens Israel and world peace.”
"In the face of malicious intent, world leaders must show determination, and not weakness," Netanyahu said. "They must not make concessions towards Iran. They should present clear and unequivocal requirements." [Arutz Sheva, 22 May].
Netanyahu said Iran must give IAEA inspectors full access to all its nuclear facilities, must cease all uranium enrichment activities, and send all uranium enriched to 20% out of the country.