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Sunday, November 24, 2013

bi-partisan agreement likely that Iran deal STINKS

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said on Sunday he was “disappointed” by the terms of the agreement reached overnight between Iran and world powers “because it does not seem proportional,” with the lopsidedness of the give-and-take likely to lead to bi-partisan support for further sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
“Iran simply freezes its nuclear capabilities while we reduce the sanctions,” the senator said in a statement. “It was strong sanctions, not the goodness of the hearts of the Iranian leaders, that brought Iran to the table, and any reduction relieves the psychological pressure of future sanctions and gives them hope that they will be able to gain nuclear weapon capability while further sanctions are reduced. A fairer agreement would have coupled a reduction in sanctions with a proportionate reduction in Iranian nuclear capability.”