The U.S. Senate just sent a clear message to Obama when they passed on an Amendment that would impose sanctions on Iran if they don’t follow the terms that are finally agreed on between them and the P5+1 powers.
The vote was 100-0, and it clearly means that the Senate has lost all faith in Obama dealing with the Iranian regime. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), co-author of the tough Iran sanctions bill still pending with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), established “a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reimposing waived sanctions and imposing new sanctions against Iran for violations of the Joint Plan of Action or a comprehensive nuclear agreement.”
According to The Political Insider, Menendez-Kirk imposed a series of sanctions if Iran does not agree to a deal by June 30.
Leon Panetta, the former Secretary of Defense and head of the CIA under Obama, applauded the vote, saying that we definitely can’t count on Iran.
“One thing I’ve learned both at the CIA and as secretary of defense is that the Iranians can’t be trusted,” Panetta told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “It’s for that reason that we have to make sure that we’ve taken strong steps to be able to make sure that they are not trying to do something in secret.”
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