Key Democrats Pull Back on Iran Sanctions Threat

A key group of Senate Democrats has told the White House they will hold their fire on Iran sanctions until March 24th, NBC News reported. “We will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," the letter sent from 10 Senate Democrats to the president read. After March 24, they will vote for legislation "if Iran fails to reach agreement on a political framework that addresses all parameters of a comprehensive agreement." During his State of the Union address last week, Obama strongly opposed any potential move by Congress to pass additional sanctions on Iran before negotiations about the country's nuclear program were complete, threatening to veto any sanctions if they reached his desk.

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