Congress is considering imposing additional sanctions on Iran. The Obama administration wants more time to negotiate. What to do?
My thoughts are that we should let Obama do his job and hold off on new sanctions for now. It appears that we are talking directly with Iran for the first time in decades, they have a new leadership in place*, and we already have crippling sanctions in place. However, I’m OK with giving Obama a time limit-- say 3 months-- to produce signs of progress after which point new sanctions are back on the table again. Pretty soon, though, we’ll have to be running out of new sanctions to impose, no?
*Of course the real power in Iran lies with the Council of Guardians-- unelected clerics headed up by Ayatollah Khamenei.