November 14, 2014

Al Monitor: Returning Congress gives Iran a pass – for now

Key US lawmakers are adopting a wait-and-see approach to new sanctions on Iran, buoying nuclear deal advocates’ hopes that the nuclear talks may yet survive the Republicans’ midterm victory

In a joint Nov. 12 statement, the bipartisan architects of pending sanctions legislation indicated that they would wait to see what a “potential deal” looks like before acting. In addition, the chairman-in-waiting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., appears open to a further extension of the talks past the Nov. 24 deadline, as seems increasingly likely.


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