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Fearful of Further Roiling Ties With China, Biden Expected to Resist Congressional Pressure to Crack Down on Iranian Oil

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 2024. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation this week that aims to limit China’s purchases of Iranian oil to sanction Tehran for last weekend’s missile attack against Israel.

The Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act of 2023 calls for secondary sanctions against Iran to cover all transactions between Chinese financial institutions and sanctioned Iranian banks that participate in oil transactions, according to a summary of the bill.

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