Skip to comments.New Iran sanctions will lead to war, White House warns
Posted on 11/13/2013 7:26:47 AM PST by Dave346
Administration ups efforts to prevent Congress from passing new penalties against Tehran that could put kibosh on nuclear deal
The Obama administration Tuesday stepped up lobbying against congressional action for new sanctions on Iran, with the White House warning such a move would lead to war.
The American people justifiably and understandably prefer a peaceful solution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and this agreement, if its achieved, has the potential to do that, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. The alternative is military action.
Earlier in the day State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said John Kerry would use a closed door briefing with the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday to warn that passing new sanctions would be a mistake.
The intensified effort to head off any new penalties against Iran come days after a meeting between Tehran and six world powers the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany failed to produce a deal that would see eased sanctions in return for a promise to curb nuclear activity. Another meeting is scheduled for next week.
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke by phone Tuesday to discuss the Iran talks and affirm their support for continuing the diplomatic track.
Carney told reporters that Americans did not want a march to war, which is what new sanctions would bring, indicating that lawmakers could pay politically if diplomacy with Iran failed.
Fresh from the nuclear talks, Kerry will defend the administration stance during a meeting with lawmakers Wednesday, where he will face a tough crowd.
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) said Tuesday that the administration is boxing Americans into a lose-lose situation.
The American people should not be forced to choose between military action and a bad deal that accepts a nuclear Iran,
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Iran declared war on us in 79.
Iran will soon have nuclear weapons.
Obama thinks an agreement will protect us?
This isn’t the Sparta I grew up in.
In a perverse sort of way, BO is right. World War II officially started when France and England refused to rubber stamp Hitler and Stalin’s steamrolling of Poland as they did the Sudetenland just one year earlier.
What kind of irresponsible rhetoric are they spewing now? It's like this administration was sworn in by Iran.
Sparta died when its government decided not to support the 300 and did nothing.
What... a pisser!
Just who is it that Iran will declare “war” on if new sanctions are imposed? And how will they wage this war?
The enemy is in the Oval Office.
Zero wants to amend that situation.
Iran will likely add a fatwa on “The Homosexual Army”.
The White House is negotiating on behalf of Iran now?
Iran has a military. Don’t think that Iran is just some hole out in the desert. The Iranians can do considerable damage and kill a lot of people in the region if they wanted to.
Zero wants to pick the winners and losers .
Say ,.. how's that worked out lately ?
The Hussein administration does NOT speak for the American people.
What’s the downside you cowards?!?!?
He could confuse gravity and rocks from day to day.
We’re governed by a bunch of wimps and pussies.
Very well for the muslims.
I don't believe any countries imposing the sanctions are "in the region". So again I ask, who are they going to declare war against?
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