Senators Defy Obama With Deferred-Action Iran Sanctions Bill; WH Says He Will Veto It | CNS News


(CNSNews.com) – Hours after more than two dozen senators from both parties introduced new delayed-trigger Iran sanctions legislation, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that President Obama will veto it if passed.

“We don’t believe this proposal is necessary, as I think we’ve made clear and we have been discussing with members of Congress for quite some time,” he told a briefing. “We don’t believe it will be enacted. We certainly know it’s not necessary. If it were to pass, the president would veto it.”

The rare veto threat comes despite the fact the new legislation would not bring more sanctions into play unless Iran: violates an interim agreement reached with the U.S. and five other powers last month; violates a final agreement negotiated in line with a timetable set down in the deal that was struck in Geneva; or runs out the clock by letting the interim agreement expire without a final-status one in place.

via Senators Defy Obama With Deferred-Action Iran Sanctions Bill; WH Says He Will Veto It | CNS News.

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