An unnamed Congressional staffer says in this morning’s Politico on Iran sanctions that it is “[h]ard to imagine tough sanctions in both bills getting less tough in conference.” The staffer is referring to a new set of economic sanctions on Iran that have been making it ways through the Congress for some time now. Read the Politico post, here.
The Obama Administration has been somewhat lukewarm about these measures. And, as noted in a CNS story on this issue, Foundation for Defense of Democracies president Clifford May stated after the speech that “although there was bipartisan support in Congress for a “crippling” sanctions bill, We have not yet heard Obama endorse it.” During the Republican Congressional retreat in Baltimore today, he may be urged again by Members of Congress to act on the measure.
Prior posts on this subject, here.