Skip to comments.83 Senators Put Obama on Notice About Iran, Demand ‘Core Principles’ in Any Deal
Posted on 03/18/2014 4:27:31 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Eighty-three senators banded together today to demand that President Obama meet core principles, including clear consequences, in any final nuclear agreement with Iran.
The letter was spearheaded by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).
The sheer number of senators on board serves as a warning call to the administration that they have the support to override a presidential veto on tougher Iran sanctions.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who held up a sanctions vote at the request of the White House, was not among the signatories.
For twenty years, Congress has consistently focused attention on the threat of the Iranian program and taken the lead in initiating sanctions. Congress has repeatedly stated that preventing an Iranian nuclear capability is a key goal of U.S. foreign policy. Nine separate pieces of sanctions legislation have passed Congress since 1996. We appreciate your continued commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and your efforts to implement the sanctions, which isolated and pressured the regime into negotiations, states the letter.
We believe that Congress has a continuing role to play to improve the prospects for success in the talks with Iran. As these negotiations proceed, we will outline our views about the essential goals of a final agreement with Iran, continue oversight of the interim agreement and the existing sanctions regime, and signal the consequences that will follow if Iran rejects an agreement that brings to an end its nuclear weapons ambitions.
They requested that the administration insist on these core principles in a final Iran deal:
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A whole bunch of senators worrying about reelection next time up.
Of course Hairy Screed wouldn’t put his name to it. He is Obummers butt boy.
the mice that roar to the scumbag rat
I wonder if they will support the house Bill requiring the President to support the law? LOL
So, six Democrats. That oughta scare Baraq.
Was it strongly worded?
One would have to have principles in order to reveal them.
I bet those senators drew a BIG red line !!!
Go to the link. The principles are posted.
Just like his mentor..learning to vote "Present".
RINOs and their corrupt mouthy counterparts acting tough, but not tough enough to impeach the clown.
Next they will make a demand that he not negociate with foreign contractors their own shipment in cattle cars.
Yawn, yawn, puff, puff...
The prez is too busy flying to FL again this week for “fund raising”...
You senators need to get a life.....
But most of these Senators voted in favor to massive cuts to the US military. They talk big, and disarm us in the next breath.
Nothing more than the sheep bleating.
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Posted on 3/18/2014 5:36:45 PM by Kaslin
That’s a shot across the bow!
All for show, means nothing
As long as he knows the Senate would never vote to convict him should the House vote to impeach, their point of view is meaningless to him.