Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled
November 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
11 months ago

Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will be among those briefing Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday on talks about Iran's program, which have picked up significantly in recent months after years of bitter stalemate.

Chief negotiator Wendy Sherman and David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department, will join Biden and Kerry, according to sources familiar with the planned meeting.

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  1. tom l

    Ummmmm. Why democrats only? Shouldn't repubs be part of this?

    November 13, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "I think we are all on the same wavelength, and that's important. And that gives us the impetus to go forward."
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    Republicans will say the Obama Administration is appeasing, blah blah blah. Diplomacy in action rather than military conflict.

    November 13, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. FidyCents

    By the time these clowns figure it out, Putin will have already finished the job and captured world opinion once again.

    November 13, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. FidyCents

    Does anybody take John Kerry serious? You would think that after losing a can't miss presidential run that he could find something better to do.

    November 13, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. FidyCents

    Does he have an off button?

    November 13, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. ora pike

    obamafailure will do all they can to take our eyes off obamacare--even cut a deal with the devil. Iran will not for one minute change what they are doing but they see a president who has no idea what he is doing, that needs a positive "
    event: to help him out. Iran is a terrorist state an enemy of Israel. BUT WE KNOW OBAMA WILL LIE TO US AND THE REST OF THE OBAMAGANG WILL DO THE SAME. We need stronger "things" on Iran not jimmie carter weak. IT WAS THE VIDEO. I DID NOT KNOW THAT........ YOU CAN KEEP YOUR POLICY. The beat goes on.

    November 13, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Had McCain won in 2008, we would not be having this conversation today. Instead, provided that the world hasn't been bombed into nuclear ashes, we would be wondering why we elected such a war monger.

    Had Romney won in 2012, we would not be having this conversation today. Instead, provided that the world hasn't been bombed into nuclear ashes, we would be wondering why we elected such a war monger.

    November 13, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Data Driven

    " Iran's program"

    What "program"?

    You guys are so bad, I swear.

    November 13, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. Ol' Yeller

    tom l

    "Ummmmm. Why democrats only? Shouldn't repubs be part of this?"

    Nah, this is an adults only meeting with World Leaders discussing important and serious issues which could impact the entire World. You all would just get bored and end up embarassing us.
    We will take you to Chuck E. Cheze's next weekend, if you will clean your room and stop subpoenaing everyone to make believe hearings.
    Now go play, but not with that Palin girl... remember what we talked about.

    "

    November 13, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Since we can count on the GOP to oppose whatever the administration is doing, and they are bereft of any new ideas that don't involve them making the decision to bomb someone, why bother filling them in? It would only result in Rand Paul sprinting to the nearest microphone to denounce anything the adminstration was attempting, followed by the usual parade of GOP loudmouths saying this was all a part of a cunning plot to re-establish the Persian Empire, a new Ottoman Caliphate or something equally misinformed.

    November 13, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. Tom

    @the real tp,

    Do u mean opposing everything, including Syria, where they were firmly behind Obama he talked about striking them? This is one case where repubs would back the pres. Such silly and childish antics not to include repubs in this bit what do you expect out this divisive administration?

    November 13, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  12. The REAL Truth...

    @tom l – Ummmmm. Why democrats only? Shouldn't repubs be part of this?
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    Ummmm... Tom, they should, but the Dem's generally want adults – not 4 yr olds – involved in these briefings. Besides, they already know the GOP will refuse to move forward (If you read the article you would know that Graham has already refused to support it and instead want to push for more sanctions).

    November 13, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Tom wrote:

    Do u mean opposing everything, including Syria, where they were firmly behind Obama he talked about striking them? This is one case where repubs would back the pres. Such silly and childish antics not to include repubs in this bit what do you expect out this divisive administration?
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    Republicans do not back the President on Syria. They criticize him for not sending in the boots. They criticize him for not sending weapons to rebels. They criticize him for letting Putin take the lead in getting rid of Syria' chemical weapons. Actually, you don't have a clue what liberals, moderates, democrats and others believe. You seem to exist within that right wing media bubble, which has its' own set of facts.

    November 13, 2013 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |