New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran, senator says
December 12th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
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New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran, senator says

(CNN) - Hewing to administration desires, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson forcefully repeated Thursday what he had already said in as many words - his committee won't seek new sanctions on Iran for the time being, and no one else should either.

Administration officials have publicly tried to talk lawmakers down from acting on legislation that would impose even delayed sanctions on Iran during the first phase of a November agreement to curb the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear program in exchange for relaxed sanctions.


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  1. yolanda

    It is a shame that in times such as these people like Tampon Tim can only ridicule. it is possible for people to have differing opinions without one of them being "wrong". Lighten up.

    December 12, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Donna

    Tampa Tim
    Donna – Last week you claimed roughly 74 % of Iran's centrifuges were installed during Obama's 5 years, yet today it's 75%.
    74 or 75... are you seriously quibbling over that? It is in that range.

    During the last ten years Iran has been increasing the number of centrifuges, but 75% during Obama is not true.
    Well then source something to back up your contention. Those are the numbers I heard reported on the news. You do realize 5 of the last 10 years Obama has been in the White House, right? They have been installing thousands of them.

    By the way, did North Korea get their nuclear weapons in 2004, under your hero?

    I see you still have ADHD issues.... We are talking Iran. But now that you brought it up, do you think the North Koreans developed their nuclear program and a bomb in 3 years? Or course not, it extended back into the two terms of Bill Clinton, who thought he could buy them off and he was played for a fool.

    December 12, 2013 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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