White House works to ease Iran proposal in Congress - latimes.com
Quote(Reporting from Washington —
The Obama administration, which labored for months to impose tough new United Nations sanctions against Iran, now is pushing in the opposite direction against Congress as it crafts U.S. sanctions that the White House fears may go too far.
Administration officials have begun negotiations with congressional leaders, who are working on versions of House and Senate bills that would punish companies that sell refined petroleum products to Iran or help the country's oil industry.
Unlike the U.N. measures, congressional action would pertain only to U.S. policies and agencies and would not be binding on other countries. Other countries and groups of nations also are considering adopting measures to augment the U.N. action.)
Good God, after all that the US has done in persuading other Countries to agree with the exceptionally weak sanctions that they have been able to get a majority agreement for in the UN,
Obama is now trying to weaken those sanctions still further.
JUST WHAT IS GOING ON?
If Obama was fearful of damaging relations with other countries that have Company's that deal with Iran, does he not realize that country's such as EU nations as well as Russia and China knew exactly what the ramifications of signing up and agreeing to the latest round of sanctions would be for them and their own Company's.