SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Reid Opposes Iran Sanctions Despite Overwhelming Senate Support

Reid Opposes Iran Sanctions Despite Overwhelming Senate Support

Despite bipartisan support for new sanctions against Iran, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has “no plans… to allow a vote” on sanctions “in the near future.”

According to The Washington Post, senate aides indicate that support for new sanctions is growing, and the “Obama administration [is urging] lawmakers not to impose new sanctions while the U.S. and five other world powers negotiate with Iran on a permanent deal to ensure that it cannot develop nuclear weapons.”

On January 10th, Iran’s nuclear envoy, Abbas Araghchi, said he expected the countries involved in talks “to respond within two days about whether they accept the terms of an interim agreement.”

Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) “have introduced a proposal to impose a new round of sanctions if Iran backed away from an agreement.”

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x