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October 14, 2013 12:38 pm

U.S. Senators Would Offer Easing of Sanctions if Iran Suspends Uranium Enrichment

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Nine influential Democratic and Republican U.S. Senators said on Monday they were open to suspending the implementation of new sanctions against Iran but only on a quid pro quo basis, Reuters reported.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, the nine senators — six Democrats and three Republicans — said the United States and other countries should consider a “suspension-for-suspension” agreement whereby Iran would suspend uranium enrichment and Washington would suspend the implementation of new sanctions.

Iran, however, is not expected to offer to suspend enrichment during talks set to commence in Geneva on Tuesday.

“If the Iranian government takes these steps in a verifiable and transparent manner, we are willing to match Iran’s good-faith actions by suspending the implementation of the next round of sanctions currently under consideration by the Congress,” the letter read.

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The Senators reaffirmed that “a credible military threat” remains on the table and said that current sanctions must be maintained.

The senators signing the letter included Democrats Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, as well as Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two of the Senate’s most influential foreign policy voices.

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  • rofedoc

    Appeasement kindled the fire of World War II..just ask Neville Chamberlain. .. let history be our teacher

  • Sandy Brown

    I would never trust an Iranian as far as I could throw him! End of.

  • JOHN TRAIN

    I love John McCain and Lindsey Graham. They are men of honor.

    However, they are dangerously misguided. I have dealt with the Iranians and nuclear problems .

    They are masters of deceit. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and all American negotiators (including me and my associates 0are over our heads.

    Previously,when they promised action, they extracted concession after concessions we could prove our good will and then they found “plausible ‘ambiguous ” items to quibble about and evade.

    Rouhani was their leader and their mastermind.

    If we negotiate with them in the future will be even more horrendous than was the past.

  • RICHARD HARRIS

    GULLIBLE NAIVE APPEASERS KEEP ON DELUDING THEMSELVES,
    WHEN TIS OBVIOUS THAT IRAN SWAPPED OIL FOR NUKES FROM RUSSIA!

    Pos OBAMANATION is almost as bad as Jimmah Cartuh.

  • EthanP

    Sucker born every minute!

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