Skip to comments.Iran: ‘Deal is dead’ if sanctions are passed - "Do not like to negotiate under duress"
Posted on 12/09/2013 12:28:22 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Iran is threatening to walk away from nuclear talks if Congress approves new sanctions against Tehran.
In an interview with Time, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the entire deal is dead if Congress passes new sanctions, regardless of whether they would only be triggered by the failure of the talks.
We do not like to negotiate under duress, Zarif said. And if Congress adopts sanctions, it shows lack of seriousness and lack of a desire to achieve a resolution on the part of the United States.
Lawmakers angry about the six-month deal struck with Iran have said they still want to pass a new round of sanctions. The sanctions would take effect in six months, or sooner if Iran reneges on the agreement.
The Obama administration is urging Congress to hold off on the sanctions as the P5+1 group the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia tries to reach a final deal with Iran.
Zarif told Time that the domestic complications within the U.S. were no justification for new sanctions, even if they were opposed by the White House.
My parliament can also adopt various legislation that can go into effect if negotiations fail, Zarif said. But if we start doing that, I dont think that we will be getting anywhere.
The interim agreement reached last month swapped as much as $8 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear activities.
Oh, so now Iran dictates what congress does?
I guess they would since the president shows no loyalty to our allies and rolls over for our adversaries.
Iran is playing chess. Obama is playing Candyland.
Pass the sanctions!
Is Iran carrying Obama’s water or vice-verse?
So while bam bam is pushing this deal through the Congress is working on increasing sanctions?
wow what a leader
We better clear this with Putin before it gets out of control.
Now if they want free phones, overpriced healthcare plans with $10,000 deductibles, food stamps, transit vouchers, drown a student in debt racket, and section 8 housing, then we've got a real expert.
I feel the same way about making deals.
It’s time to contact members of Congress and push those sanctions.
I imagine by the time Barry gets this “deal” done, every American family will be required to send their youngest daughter to the Iranians.
Putin can walk and chew gum at the same time - he just dissolved Russia's state media - makes Obama look like a piker commie.
But now he says less than 50/50.
F-you and the horse you road in on you Muslim POS. I’m so sick of these basta*rds I want to puke.
Maybe Obama could send them some women.
Been doing the same thing for years, even decades to no avail. A much better option is to simply let Israel take off the gloves and get to work.
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