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Rubio to Obama: Walk away from Iran talks

Sep 29, 2015 | News

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is calling on President Obama to walk away from negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, after the deadline to reach a long-term deal was extended until next week.

“If the president were serious about negotiating a deal that advances our security and protects our allies, such as Israel, he would walk away from the table and impose new sanctions on Iran until the regime comes to the table ready to negotiate seriously,” Rubio, who is running for president, said in a statement.

His comments come after Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the State Department, said the deadline for finalizing a long-term deal was pushed back from June 30 to July 7.

President Obama tried to assuage concerns on Tuesday, pledging to “walk away from the negotiations if, in fact, it is a bad deal.”

But Rubio is the latest congressional Republican to voice his doubts, increasing pressure on Obama, as negotiators work to complete a long-term deal that would place new limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

 

 

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