New anti-Iran bill aims to torpedo nuclear talks: Analyst

A political commentator says the US senators pushing for fresh anti-Iran sanctions seek to “torpedo” the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the Sextet of world powers, Press TV reports.

In an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, Frankin Lamb, an international lawyer, said these senators are “essentially paid and bought agents” of the Israeli regime, who attempt to “finish” and “torpedo” the nuclear talks between Iran and the Sextet – the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany.

A group of US senators are pushing a bill to slap fresh bans on Iran if the Islamic Republic goes back on the interim deal it signed with the six major world powers in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013.

However, the administration of US President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which requires further reductions in the Islamic Republic’s oil exports.

The analyst said this is “simply a political embarrassment that in this day and age, Congressmen, paid by the taxpayers, can be agents of a foreign power and disregard our vital security interest,” adding, “They want to squeeze and pressure and insult the Islamic Republic.”

Lamb stressed, however, that such a bill “is not going to pass,” adding that “in any case the president is going to veto it and the president is going to have the support of the American people of both parties…and our allies.”

The Geneva nuclear deal is aimed at paving the way for the resolution of the West’s decade-old standoff with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

Under the accord, the six countries agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building measure to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities for a six-month period.

By Press TV

 

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