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Schumer: 'Disappointed' With Iran Deal

12:38 PM, Nov 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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New York senator Chuck Schumer is "disappointed" with the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a statement released by his Senate office. 

"I am disappointed by the terms of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations because it does not seem proportional," the Democratic Schumer says in a statement.

"Iran simply freezes its nuclear capabilities while we reduce the sanctions," he said. "This disproportionality of this agreement makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December. I intend to discuss that possibility with my colleagues." ...

"It was strong sanctions, not the goodness of the hearts of the Iranian leaders, that brought Iran to the table, and any reduction relieves the psychological pressure of future sanctions and gives them hope that they will be able to gain nuclear weapon capability while further sanctions are reduced," he said. "A fairer agreement would have coupled a reduction in sanctions with a proportionate reduction in Iranian nuclear capability."

Via Talking Points Memo.

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