Vice President Joe Biden joined John Kerry and Jack Lew in pushing the Senate to delay any additional sanctions against Iran, arguing that they want to pursue the ongoing diplomatic process without the risk of Congress sabotaging it with an ill-timed resolution.
Ambassador Samantha Power also pushed the diplomacy at an ADL conference, trying to assure key lobbyists who’ve been opposing diplomacy that the US would never make a “bad deal” with Iran.
“We are not engaging Iran for the sake of engaging Iran,” Power reassured, insisting that “a bad deal is worse than no deal,” a position that officials have repeatedly tried to push.
But for many lobbyists, “no deal” seems to be the goal, and a House resolution authorizing an attack on Iran reflects the reality that for many people, there is no such thing as a “good deal” with Iran.
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