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January 7, 2014 12:17 am

Senator Bob Menendez Defies Obama on Iran Sanctions

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Sen. Robert Menendez. Photo: U.S. Senate.

North Jersey – Sen. Bob Menendez is not backing down from his push to have tougher economic sanctions written into law and ready to go if Iran uses negotiations in Geneva as a stalling tactic while secretly continuing work on a nuclear weapon.

“The burden rests with Iran to negotiate in good faith,” he said last month as he introduced a sanctions bill supported by more than one-quarter of the Senate. “Prospective sanctions will influence Iran’s calculus and accelerate that process.”

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