Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
February 26, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.






Hell No
The Other 43 Percent

Truthdig Bazaar
Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

By Daniel Ellsberg
$101.79

more items

 
Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

N.Y. Congressman: Iran Deal Makes Additional Sanctions ‘More Likely’

Posted on Nov 24, 2013
nnwo (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that he is “disappointed” with the nuclear deal made Saturday between Western nations and Iran, and he voiced his intention to enact further sanctions.

“I am disappointed by the terms of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations because it does not seem proportional,” Schumer said in a written statement. He added that the agreement does not sufficiently reduce the country’s nuclear capabilities, a view that makes a push for more sanctions by the Senate likely in December.

Talking Points Memo reports:

“Iran simply freezes its nuclear capabilities while we reduce the sanctions,” he said. “This disproportionality of this agreement makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December. I intend to discuss that possibility with my colleagues.”

Schumer said that reducing sanctions in Iran will not provide enough incentive for Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program.

“It was strong sanctions, not the goodness of the hearts of the Iranian leaders, that brought Iran to the table, and any reduction relieves the psychological pressure of future sanctions and gives them hope that they will be able to gain nuclear weapon capability while further sanctions are reduced,” he said. “A fairer agreement would have coupled a reduction in sanctions with a proportionate reduction in Iranian nuclear capability.”

Schumer is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobby that favors the policies of the current Israeli leadership, including and especially its belligerent attitude toward Iran. The organization has “applauded” the sanctions that make life hell for many Iranians and that may be lifted as a result of the new deal.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right 3, Site wide - Exposure Dynamics
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook