Julian Hattem – Clinton sides with Dem leaders on Iran sanctions

Hillary Clinton is siding with leading Senate Democrats in a looming fight over expiring sanctions on Iran.

In a statement to The Hill, a spokesman for Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, called for Congress to renew the expiring Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) without adding additional measures to combat recent aggressive behavior in the wake of the international nuclear deal.

“Hillary Clinton supports a clean reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act and believes Congress should get this done in short order when they return from recess,” Jesse Lehrich said.

“She has always made clear that while the historic deal passed last year represents a crucial step forward toward preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, we must proceed with a ‘distrust and verify’ approach,” he said. “Maintaining the infrastructure to immediately snap back sanctions if Iran violates the terms of the deal is essential.

“Congress should put partisanship aside and send the president a clean ISA reauthorization bill for his signature.”

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