Senator Questions Whether Obama Admin Violating U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Sen. David Vitter (R., La.)  / AP

A leading senator is asking whether the Obama administration has violated its own economic sanctions on Iran by permitting Iranian students to study fields such as nuclear engineering at U.S. universities, despite laws in place that bar citizens of the Islamic Republic from engaging in coursework meant to prepare them for work in the country’s energy sector, according to a letter sent Monday to the State Department and obtained by the Free Beacon.