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Posted on 12/06/2011 2:43:05 PM PST by tobyhill
The Obama administration is urging US lawmakers to soften proposed sanctions targeting Iran's central bank, Senator Mark Kirk said on Tuesday.
Kirk, a Republican, is the co-author along with Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of a proposal to penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran's central bank, the main conduit for its oil revenues.
The Senate approved the proposal last week 100-0 despite lobbying against it by Obama administration officials, who argued that threatening US allies might not be the best way to get cooperation in action against Iran.
A similar measure is pending in the House of Representatives; both chambers must agree on the same version before it can become law.
Kirk said on Tuesday that the administration had written to some lawmakers' offices and "proposed what they describe as technical fixes" to the Kirk-Menendez amendment.
But Kirk complained: "They are not technical fixes at all. They are meant to undermine the amendment." He and Menendez have written to fellow lawmakers as well, urging them to "stick with" the Senate-passed proposal, Kirk said at an event on Iran's nuclear program, sponsored by the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank.
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yes, we need to kiss their feet immediately /sarc
Obama wants Iran to get nukes so the “military option” will effectively be off the table.
Since day one, there has not been a single doubt in my mind, that man is a traitor.
Appeasement or aiding and abetting?
Well, Zero said in his book he would side with the Muzzies.
His whole foreign policy from 2009 onward has been one of support for Islamic supremacy.
And he has been aided and abetted by the Democrat Party, a criminal enterprise.
I wonder why people tell me I tend to see the world in black and white.
Maybe I am remembering wrong, weren’t they getting a stern letter not too long ago?
Not to worry Messiah. the bill can be vetoed
Just like FDR...says he doesn’t want war but he really does.
Progressives are never happy until a good culling occurs...