web analytics
September 28, 2016 / 25 Elul, 5776
News & Views
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.



2ND TERM BLUES

Lawmakers: Obama Watering Down Iran Sanctions, PA Punishment

There are reports that this U.S. administration insists on weakening the efforts against both rogue entities.


Printer-Ready Page Layout
Congressman Doug Lamborn (L) on the Richard Randall Show. Lamborn is concerned about the Administration's backtracking on both Iran and the PA.

Congressman Doug Lamborn (L) on the Richard Randall Show. Lamborn is concerned about the Administration's backtracking on both Iran and the PA.



Gray continues,

The legislation as it stands would give President Obama a national security waiver on all the sanctions, and the administration is looking to boost this power with three more waiver opportunities.

In addition to the administration, there are others who oppose the new sanctions.  For example, Jamal Abdi, the National Iranian American Council’s Policy Director dislikes them because they limit the “President’s flexibility at the negotiating table and undermines confidence that the U.S. can make a deal.”

Imagine that – the Iranians don’t like the new sanctions.

Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an editor at the Daily Beast, also criticized the sanctions the U.S. Senate unanimously agreed to implement as “little more than empty politicking by senators.”

On the other hand, even Israelis such as former Mossad head Efraim HaLevy, trotted out by pro-administration advocates for his refusal to endorse the idea of setting a “red line” regarding Iran’s nuclear activity and his general abhorrence of a military option, said that continuing and increasing sanctions are essential if there is to be a diplomatic solution, and that “the sanctions have not brought the end to the [Iranian nuclear weapons] program but sanctions are hurting very much.”

Meanwhile, Cong. Lamborn is hopping mad that the administration is “continuing in its historic pattern of watering down sanctions and avoiding imposing any effective means of deterring the ‘Palestinians'” from pursuing their illicit goals through illegal maneuvers.  He is greatly alarmed by the weak approach of the administration.

Lamborn cautioned, “Time is starting to run out on an Iran option.”

 

 

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.




Imported and Older Comments:

to “Lawmakers: Obama Watering Down Iran Sanctions, PA Punishment”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Late President Shimon Peres
Israel’s 9th President Shimon Peres Dead at 93

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/lawmakers-obama-watering-down-iran-sanctions-pa-punishment/2012/12/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: