Joe Biden

Biden Urging Senators Not To Impose New Iran Sanctions

Don't want to put diplomatic resolution at risk


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.