Joe Biden

Biden Urging Senators Not To Impose New Iran Sanctions

Don't want to put diplomatic resolution at risk

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Vice President Joe Biden joined other top Obama administration officials on Thursday in a bid to persuade the Senate not to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sign of how eager the White House is to avoid a conflict with Congress over the delicate diplomatic matter.

Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other senior Senate Democrat as the White House lobbies against additional punitive measures against Iran at this time. The fear is that Congress could upset a rare opportunity to pursue a diplomatic resolution to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.