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


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.