White House warns Senate Republicans to stay out of Iran deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House is warning Senate Republicans to stay out of it, as it negotiates a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.

Talks resume today in Switzerland.

The Administration warns Republican senators that pending legislation requiring Congress’ approval of a deal, could have a “profoundly negative impact” on negotiations.

The president’s chief of staff threatens a veto.

Some Republicans argue lifting sanctions on Iran could enable its development of a nuclear weapon.

Forty-seven of them signed a letter addressed to Iran.  Any agreement could expire after President Obama leaves office.

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7 comments

  • Ismael

    These Republicans forgot the American people and sided with Israel in embarrassing this nation. Are We that dumb or stupid that We can’t get a good deal with Iran? This is what the Republicans and Netanyahu insinuated. We cannot deal anymore. Obama should withdraw the negotiators and accept what the other countries come up in this negotiations. No matter the outcome of these talks Iran will come up with the bomb because I am sure they will keep secret locations doing their tests. I voted Republican, shame on us.

    • Steve

      That is a FOOLISH idea! Why would any person simply withdraw and accept whatever someone else comes up with. Your thoughts make you appear that you side with the enemy.

      • Ismael

        No I do not side with the enemy but any deal the U.S. makes may be of no value. Our ability to negotiate has been undermined. Our credibility questioned by Israel and the Republicans.

      • willmette

        OK, now they have Obama’s permission to no ratify any deal he makes, so it never becomes law? Or maybe Congress & the President need to work together to stop nukes and start working on other issues.