November 24, 2014 | The Christian Science Monitor

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended, So Congress Might Turn Up the Heat

An opposing view – which resonates among many in Congress – is that the extension plays into Tehran’s game plan. While it extends a freeze on Iran’s nuclear program, including a rollback of the uranium enrichment activity crucial to building a nuclear weapon, it also extends $700 million in sanctions relief.

“This delay will only benefit Iran’s negotiating position in further talks, as its economy continues to recover due to the current sanctions relief,” said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, in congressional testimony last week.

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