US to levy sanctions for Iran missile tests: report

US to levy sanctions for Iran missile tests: report
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The Treasury Department will be levying sanctions against various companies and individuals allegedly involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
 
Lawmakers have been pushing the Obama administration to act in the wake of Iran’s missile testing in October and November.
 
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The move would mark the first U.S. sanctions on Iran since the Middle Eastern nation reached a deal with world powers on its nuclear program over the summer.
 
Iranian leaders have said they consider any sanctions related to missile testing to be a violation of the nuclear deal.
 
The White House has faced pressure from Democrats and Republicans to punish Iran. Many of them argue that if the country got away with the missile tests, it would embolden leaders to ignore the nuclear deal.