Sanders, Welch join push to ease sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (WCAX) Two of Vermont's congressional lawmakers are teaming up with other lawmakers to ease sanctions on Iran.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch are teaming up with nearly three dozen other lawmakers who are pushing to ease sanctions on Iran.

The push is to help the humanitarian crisis in Iran as the coronavirus continues to spread. So far, 2,600 Iranians have died.

The group sent a letter to the Trump administration two weeks after the president added new sanctions against Iran.