The bill, introduced by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress on Wednesday, would give "Congress the responsibility to review any sanctions relief" before it takes effect, similar to how lawmakers granted themselves the authority to review the nuclear deal with Iran, according to Steny Hoyer, a top-ranking Democrat in the US House of Representatives, the FT reported.

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