“Obama warns U.S. Congress against more sanctions on Iran,” by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters, January 16, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama warned lawmakers on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran.
In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on legislation calling for further sanctions.
“There is no good argument for us to try to undercut, undermine the negotiations until they’ve played themselves out,” Obama told reporters.
“Congress needs to show patience,” he added. “My main message to Congress is: ‘Just hold your fire.'”
Obama said he told Democratic lawmakers he would veto a bill calling for new sanctions if it landed on his desk….