Friday, January 10, 2014

White House Calls New Sanctions on Iran A Call for Military Action

The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators seeking news sanctions on Iran to admit they are working to push the U.S. toward military action.

“If certain members of Congress want the United States to take military action, they should be up front with the American public and say so,” Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman, said in a statement.
“Otherwise, it’s not clear why any member of Congress would support a bill that possibly closes the door on diplomacy and makes it more likely that the United States will have to choose between military options or allowing Iran’s nuclear program to proceed.” (HuffingtonPost, 9 January)

The Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez is pushing legislation, backed by a majority of the Senate, that would tighten sanctions on Iran in apparent violation of the 24 November Geneva accord signed by Iran and P5+1.

File credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/HuffPo  


Anonymous said...

at least a true word from US-Government
the law makers and seantors are only Robots of Aipac.

Mark Pyruz said...

POTUS is right. And following his past guffaw over Syria, he's well aware American popular opinion is dead-set against another war in the Middle East.

I mean, who here wants to pay $6 to $7 a gallon for gasoline?

B.M.A said...

- -The PRESIDENT'S wrong attitude on the Iranian Nation -a threat AND A RECIPE FOR WAR!.

-The Senators calling for more sanction on Iran are simply justified in their quest as no body has convinced them that indeed IRAN is not seeking atomic arms.They are justified not because the Israeli PM is not satisfied and convinced with the promise IN TEHRAN ,or that because Iran has some new centrifuges.
These Guys in the Congress are only echoing the indifference , indecision and hilarious flip flop in the white house.President OBAMA once again disappoints everybody by being too slow to trust and too quick to doubt.What did you expect from these Senators if the President himself tells the world that Iran has a year to acquire the bomb. Nobody can assure the congress that indeed Iran's program is peaceful except the PRESIDENT ,and as He juggles one intelligence document with another He gives ammunition to the conservatives in Iran to harden their position with the population behind them.

The sum total of this wrong attitude on the part of President OBAMA is all this clamor for more sanctions or even war and the official DOUBT in IRI on the empire.

Anonymous said...

Huh? Gas is a lot cheaper now than it has been within the past few years before the latest round of sanctions on the Mollah Regime's oil exports. We've been hearing these hysterics and hyperventilation about "$6 to $7" gas for years -- talk about Epic Fail! With increasing US oil production, as well as that of Libya, Iraq, and other countries, the world has shown that it can do without the Mollah's oil.

Anonymous said...

You are correct. The world doesn't need to buy oil from this parasitical regime that occupies Iran.

Anonymous said...

And who supposedly should convince them

Anonymous said...

AnonymousJanuary 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM
What planet are you living on?