The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Obama Urges Congress To Hold Off On Iran Sanctions, Threatens Veto

@AFP

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress not to impose new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program, threatening to veto any such legislation that lands on his desk.

“Congress needs to show patience,” Obama told a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, adding that new sanctions would “jeopardize the possibility of… providing a diplomatic solution to one of the most difficult and long-lasting national security problems that we’ve faced in a very long time.”

Cameron also spoke out against calls for further sanctions on Iran, saying negotiations needed “space” to succeed.

“We remain absolutely committed to ensuring that Iran cannot develop a nuclear weapon,” Cameron said.

“The best way to achieve that now is to create the space for negotiations to succeed. We should not impose further sanctions now.”

AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

The two most common themes of MAGA sorehead emails I received last year were the inevitability of an anti-Biden landslide in 2022, and the certainty of Hillary Clinton’s prosecution by “independent counsel” John Durham supposedly for falsifying evidence against Donald Trump during the “Russia, Russia, Russia hoax,” as Trump styles it.

Keep reading...Show less
Ukraine troops operate howitzer
Ukraine troops operate howitzer

For more of my coverage of the Ukraine war, as well as my coverage of the Republican war on our democracy, please buy a subscription.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}