N.J. Gov. Christie signs law imposing Iran sanctions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company or person that invests in Iran’s energy and finance sectors.

With Christie’s signature, New Jersey becomes the sixth state after New York, Florida, California, Indiana and Maryland to enact such legislation. The state’s Senate and Assembly approved the bill in June with broad bipartisan support.

The move to impose sanctions follows a July 2010 law signed by President Barack Obama that gives states and local governments the authority to prevent contracting with companies that do business in Iran. — new jersey jewish news