McConnell urges Obama to pause Iran talks

McConnell urges Obama to pause Iran talks


By:  Alexander Bolton
The Hill


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pressing the Obama administration to pause its nuclear talks with Iran, fearful that rushing to strike a deal will undermine American leverage...

...New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a senior Democratic voice on foreign policy matters, also raised concern about the state of talks.

He wants the administration to insist on the ability to slap sanctions back on Iran if it violates the terms of any accord.

“For me, the trend lines of the Iran talks are deeply worrying, our red lines have turned into green lights, leaving snapback as one of the few tools available to demand Iranian compliance with an agreement,” he said in a statement Thursday.

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