Obama Signs Tough New Iran Sanctions Into Law - Corruption Currents - WSJ


President Barack Obama signed tough new sanctions on Iran into law late Wednesday, the White House said.

Congress, as it did with a previous law in late 2011, overwhelmingly approved the legislation and tucked it into a must-pass defense authorization bill.

Unlike last year, however, Obama didn’t mention any problems with the Iran sanctions provisions in a lengthy signing statement (pdf) he issued when signing the 680-page law.

He dropped an earlier threat to veto it over other concerns, saying, “the need to renew critical defense authorities and funding was too great to ignore.”