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Give current Iran sanctions time to work: Obama
December 21, 2013, 9:33 am
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The president says he would support tougher sanctions later if Iran violates the agreement.

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to resist new sanctions against Iran because current agreements have a good chance to rein in that country’s nuclear ambitions.

Obama told reporters on Friday that Iran has agreed to actions that will let other nations determine whether it is trying to weaponize nuclear materials. Iran says the materials are for peaceful uses only.

The president says he would support tougher sanctions later if Iran violates the agreement.

He said it’s politically popular for some lawmakers to look tough against Iran. Obama is urging Congress to wait and give current diplomacy a chance to work.

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