Top NY Democrats: Obama’s Iran Deal ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Disproportionate’

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New York’s top Democrats are not satisfied with President Obama claiming great acheivement in last night’s deal reached with Iran.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, panned the new nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday, insisting it “does not seem proportional.”

Schumer said that the agreement makes sanctions more likely. “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,” Schumer said in a statement. “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,” Schumer emphasized. “A fairer agreement would have coupled a reduction in sanctions with a proportionate reduction in Iranian nuclear capability.”

The top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Elliot Engel, called President Obama’s Iran deal “disappointing” on CNN today.

“It’s disappointing to me that Iran is still going to be allowed to enrich while they’re talking. I would have thought that should be a prerequisite to any kind of talks. We’re not asking them to dismantle any of their centrifuges. So that’s disappointing,” Representative Eliot Engel told host Candy Crowley.

Engel expressed doubt the plan will succeed without continued sanctions.

“I don’t think you make them bargain in good faith by going squishy,” he said. “I think we could have played good cop, bad cop, and Congress really believes sanctions should happen. That’s what brought Iran to the table in the first place.”

(Jacob Kornbluh- YWN)


3 COMMENTS

  1. How funny. These two clowns who side with their savior Obama on everything all of a sudden are upset with this. Hmmmm ya think they’re scared of the backlash they might receive at the polls from their Jewish brethren?

  2. I afraid that the president was eager to change the news to deflect from his health care mess that he pushed a half baked deal. I hope I’m wrong but I would not put it past our dear Mr. Obama

  3. To the Idiots who were foolish enough to elect and reelect the “Liar in Chief” obama. You deserve what you are getting and with 3 years left of his term, you will have many more surprises from this changey, hopey guy.