Saturday, December 17, 2016

Obama Refuses To Sign Iran Sanctions Renewal In Attempt To Save Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama did not sign a 10-year renewal of Iranian sanctions in a bid to pacify Tehran’s fears that President-elect Donald Trump will withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.
Despite not signing the sanctions renewal, Obama still allowed them to go into effect. The sanctions were overwhelmingly passed by both houses of Congress. The move is reportedly a way for Obama to express disapproval with the sanctions, which he believes are counterproductive to the Iranian nuclear deal.
“The administration has, and continues to use, all of the necessary authorities to waive the relevant sanctions,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a Wednesday statement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed dismay after Trump’s victory in a November statement.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: