Clock ticking on Iran talks, possible further U.S. sanctions
January 13th, 2014
04:01 PM ET

Clock ticking on Iran talks, possible further U.S. sanctions

By Tom Cohen

The clock is ticking on an interim nuclear deal with Iran, as well as efforts in Congress to pass new sanctions for greater leverage in global negotiations on a comprehensive accord.

Sunday's announcement that a six-month interim agreement formally begins on January 20 means that Iran must dismantle or freeze some of its nuclear program and open it to more international inspections in return for limited relief from crippling international sanctions.

Assuming all goes as planned, further negotiations between Iran and the United States, France, Russia, China, Great Britain and Germany will seek a broader agreement intended to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Meanwhile, pro-Israel members of Congress are seeking additional sanctions against Iran that would take effect if the talks break down.

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    February 23, 2021 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  2. Paddle App

    The Iran deal was one of the biggest mistakes this country ever used has made in my life time

    June 9, 2017 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  3. Lancesephyr

    Screw off Israhell and the cult of AIPAC!

    January 14, 2014 at 6:01 am | Reply
  4. George patton

    This just goes to show just what kind of lowlifes we have in Congress these days! They want to increase hunger in Iran while planning to pour so many billions of our tax dollars into Egypt! This is totally repulsive!!!

    January 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  5. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    January 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Reply

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