TEHRAN – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) on Saturday expressed annoyance that his attempt at a resolution to derail Iran diplomacy failed last year and announced his intention to introduce a new resolution as soon as possible with roughly the same content, Antiwar.com reported.
Unlike Senate bills aimed at derailing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers by imposing new sanctions on Iran, Cantor’s previous bill aimed to dictate the terms of an “acceptable” pact, mirroring Israeli demands which would make such an agreement practically impossible to negotiate.
The bill aimed primarily to demand Iran forever be barred from any civilian enrichment of uranium, something Iran has repeatedly ruled out, and if passed would insist U.S. President Barack Obama not negotiate any deal that didn’t include this demand.
Cantor also declared Iran’s recent diplomatic efforts amount to “aggression” and insisted the House would move to stop them.
Such a bill would almost certainly be vetoed by the Obama administration, leaving open the question of whether he can amass enough votes to override it.
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