Did the U.S. under Obama ‘surrender’ to Iran?

“Do you know what the Geneva agreement means? It means the surrender of the big powers before the great Iranian nation,” Hassan Rouhani told a crowd in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan.

“The Geneva agreement means the wall of sanctions has broken. The unfair sanctions were imposed on the revered and peace-loving Iranian nation,” he said. “It means an admission by the world of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.”

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., says a bill to threaten harder sanctions on Iran has the votes to pass because of significant support from Democrats who want to keep the pressure on Iran to follow through on its commitments.

But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has blocked the legislation — which has 59 co-sponsors including 43 Republicans and 16 Democrats — from coming to a vote at the White House’s request.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama thinks the bill would anger Iranians and ruin a pact reached in November in Geneva.

Source: USA TOday

Published: January 15, 2014
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