The US Senate has unanimously approved sanctions on Iran's central bank, despite warnings the move could disrupt markets across the globe. The measure still needs the approval of the House of Representatives and President Barack Obama in order to come into effect. This follows hot on the heels of the EU, which extended its sanction, increasing pressure on the country it accuses of pursuing nuclear weapons. That's as the United States said it is committed to take steps to freeze Iranian Central Bank assets - delivering a hard blow to the country's economy. The announcement comes days after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran, which prompted the U.K. to withdraw its diplomats and close Iran's mission in London. International lawyer and political activist Franklin Lamb says sanctions will bring down neither neither Syrian nor Iranian regimes.
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