On December 19th, a bipartisan group of senators introduced new sanctions that would go into effect if Iran “violates the interim nuclear deal it reached with world powers last month.” The White House immediately made it clear they would veto the sanctions.
According to ABC News, “White House spokesman Jay Carney says the sanctions would undermine American diplomatic efforts.”
The White House had already made it clear that the administration wanted “to avoid implementing new penalties while the U.S. is holding nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic.”
Senators who are concerned that the Iranian nuclear agreement is flawed can still vote to pass the new sanctions in January. However, there is no indication now how many senators will vote for those sanctions.
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