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Rep. John Delaney calls for tougher stance on Iran

Rep. John Delaney calls for tougher stance on Iran

Maryland Rep. John Delaney on Thursday became the latest Democrat to call for tougher U.S. sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's recent ballistic missile tests -- and the second-term lawmaker wants to press the issue through legislation.

Delaney, of Potomac, introduced a bill with Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts to prohibit the transfer of ballistic missiles or advanced weaponry to Iran, just as a growing number of lawmakers within the president's own party are seeking a stronger U.S. response to Iran's missile tests.

Delaney recently voted in favor of the nuclear agreement negotiated between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers -- a...

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