“Now is just not the time to ease sanctions, when they are working.” He says that the Senate will ratchet back some of Obama’s concessions to Iran. That seems highly unlikely, but we’ll see.
“GOP Sen.: “˜We”ve Let Them Out of the Trap,– by Eliana Johnson for National Review, November 24:
Color Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss skeptical of the deal world powers, including the United States, struck with Iran early Sunday morning.
“Now is just not the time to ease sanctions, when they are working,” the Republican senator told ABC”s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “We”ve got all the leverage in the negotiations when they are working and we”ve let them out of the trap.”
Chambliss predicted that the Senate would push back on the administration’s latest diplomatic effort by working to ratchet the sanctions regime back up. “I think you”re going to see a strong movement in the United States Senate to move ahead to tighten sanctions,” he said. “Right now the sanctions are working, they”re doing exactly what they”re designed to do: The economy of Iran is heading south, unemployment is skyrocketing.”…