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November 26, 2013 12:28 pm

Congress Split Over New Sanctions Following Interim Deal With Iran

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Senate majority leader Harry Reid (left) with President Obama in the Oval Office. Photo: wiki commons.

JTA – WASHINGTON — They want to brandish a new stick against Iran, but hawks in Congress aren’t going to use it — yet.

For all the disappointment they expressed following the deal on Iran’s nuclear program, skeptics in Congress appear to be willing to give the agreement brokered by the Obama administration space to breathe — albeit with tough new punitive measures in place should Iran fail to live up to its end of the bargain.

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