The Senate has voted to tighten sanctions on Iran, targeting its energy and shipping industries.
The vote was 94-0 Friday and reflected continued congressional efforts to cripple the Islamic Republic's economy to thwart its nuclear ambitions.
The package of penalties by Sens. Bob Menendez and Mark Kirk was attached to a sweeping defense bill that the Senate hopes to finish next week.
The legislation would designate Iran's energy, port, shipping and ship-building sectors as entities of proliferation and sanction transactions with these areas.
In a letter to lawmakers, the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee urged senators to back the legislation.
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Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.