Opening round of Iran sanctions fight kicks off in Senate

WASHINGTON – Congress and President Barack Obama are on a fast track toward confrontation over sanctions on Iran.

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a new round of penalties despite the president’s warning that they would scuttle delicate talks under way to prevent Tehran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.

A Senate hearing this week on Iranian sanctions is the opening round of the new Republican-led Congress’ first foreign policy fight with the White House. Obama came out swinging last Friday, telling Congress he would veto any Iran sanctions bill that lands on his desk.



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