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house Bill H.R. 3364

Does the U.S. Need to Expand Sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea?

Argument in favor

Iran, Russia, and North Korea have undermined global stability and threatened U.S. national security through their actions. Expanded sanctions would hold these adversaries accountable and give the U.S. important economic and diplomatic leverage.

Vlad's Opinion
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07/25/2017
This Bill should be 3 separate bills. One size does not fit all.
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James's Opinion
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07/25/2017
This should be 3 different bills since the issues with each country is different.
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Lynn's Opinion
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07/25/2017
Russia is meddling in our internal decisions. We must prevent them
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Argument opposed

Strengthening sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea will only worsen U.S. relations with these nations and increase the risk of war. Iran and North Korea will continue their missile programs, while Russia is set on challenging the West at every opportunity.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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07/25/2017
These are three separate countries with three separate situations. Each should have it's own solution and thus it's own bill. Maybe actually Iran needs fewer sanctions while N. Korea needs more. Since we are going at this with no experienced diplomacy we can't just have one bill fits all countries. Actually think about this instead of trying to make up for lost time. Do things well not fast.
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Nick's Opinion
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07/25/2017
Can't do this as a Blanket bill. We need one for each country that addresses their specific issues..
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Simon's Opinion
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07/25/2017
It makes sense to sanction nations individually, not all lumped together. I support Russian sanctions for their actions in Ukraine, and, to a degree, against North Korea for their continued pursuit of nuclear warheads, but Iran has thus far complied with the United States and the global community at large. What we need now is closer relations with stable nations in Persia and the Levant, in order to better combat extremism and improve the lives of those living there.
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    This Bill should be 3 separate bills. One size does not fit all.
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    These are three separate countries with three separate situations. Each should have it's own solution and thus it's own bill. Maybe actually Iran needs fewer sanctions while N. Korea needs more. Since we are going at this with no experienced diplomacy we can't just have one bill fits all countries. Actually think about this instead of trying to make up for lost time. Do things well not fast.
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    This should be 3 different bills since the issues with each country is different.
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    Can't do this as a Blanket bill. We need one for each country that addresses their specific issues..
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    Russia is meddling in our internal decisions. We must prevent them
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    It makes sense to sanction nations individually, not all lumped together. I support Russian sanctions for their actions in Ukraine, and, to a degree, against North Korea for their continued pursuit of nuclear warheads, but Iran has thus far complied with the United States and the global community at large. What we need now is closer relations with stable nations in Persia and the Levant, in order to better combat extremism and improve the lives of those living there.
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    Yes to Sanctions vs. Russia and North Korea, removing Iran sanctions in line with our diplomatic agreement.
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    Russia's supposed transgressions are just that, "supposed". They are either not in evidence or not transgressions. There is no meaningful evidence of Russian meddling in our elections and no evidence of any kind that Russia affected the outcomes. As to Russia's reincorporating the Crimea into the Russian state, while this was in violation of international law, it was justified as a response to an act of war by the United States as it engineered a violent coup d'etat in The Ukraine. Russia had to act in self defense by securing its Black Sea flank and protecting it big naval installation in the Crimea. This annexation was bloodless and favored by an overwhelming majority of people in the Crimea which has been part of the Russian state for over 300 years. The Crimea was transferred to the Ukraine around 1950 by Stalin for administrative reasons but it has always been Russian. We threaten Russia all the time. They do not threaten us or our allies. Increased sanctions against Iran and North Korea are also a bad idea which will only increase tension in the world and promote further hostility; and there is no specific reason to impose further sanctions on either of them.
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    This is not an acceptable way to approach foreign relations. You do not put three countries like these together and act like one size fits all. How ham handed and incompetent can you get?
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    We need to stop making giant decisions that don't fix the problem or mean anything to the country were working with.
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    No explanation Needed. The vote on this is a big YES!!!!
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    Sanctions are against the people, who majority of the time don't have anything to do with the government bodies.
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    We've started too many wars to be sanctioning anyone but ourselves
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    Is there any evidence of sanctions actually accomplishing some policy goal, like a change in the behavior of the nation being sanctioned? It seems to me that sanctions just end up harming the civilians (who are innocent), who then end up blaming the US for their situation and supporting their leader (whom we seek to weaken) even more because they become even more dependent on that ruler
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    Why put off today that which should have been done yesterday.
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    Please vote to expand sanctions on Russia Iran and North Korea.
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    Stop this! We need you people to deal with home. Stop interfering in other nations. Sanctions? High tariffs? That hurts our consumers? No loans? That's not a govt function, bankers can decide that! No arms sales, also not a govt function! Bringing home our ambassadors? Why? What possible sanctions does US govt have? None.
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    yes vs Russia, no vs Iran and relax some and tighten others vs N Korea
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    We need to vote out of office all neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites). We do not need warmongers and endless wars.
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    Sanctions don't work.
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