Barack Obama

Obama Tells Senate Democrats Not To Impose New Sanctions on Iran

New agreement between the U.S., allies, and Iran to come into force on Monday

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President Obama laid out his legislative agenda for Senate Democrats at a White House meeting on Wednesday, but also asked them not to do something.

Don't slap new sanctions on Iran.

Monday is the start of a six month agreement between the U.S., allies, and Iran, which is cutting back some nuclear activities in exchange for a loosening of existing sanctions.

In the meantime, the U.S. and its partners will seek a longer-term deal with Iran—talks that could be crippled if Congress adds new sanctions, Obama told his Senate Democratic colleagues.

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