82 senators outline 'acceptable' terms for Iran deal in letter to Obama

Senate aides tell ‘Post’ that letter to be delivered this week calls for dismantling of Iran’s ability to have uranium or plutonium path to nukes.

Michael Wilner
The Jerusalem Post

A significant majority of US Senate members have signed a letter to US President Barack Obama outlining terms of a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program they would find acceptable.

Eighty-two senators – 41 Republicans and 41 Democrats – say they hope diplomatic efforts with Iran succeed in Vienna over the next four months – but also call for the “rapid and dramatic” expansion of sanctions if negotiations fail.

The letter began circulating less than two weeks ago, and has attracted 76 signatories since its release. Senate aides told The Jerusalem Post the letter will be sent to the White House early this week.

A source with a pro-Israel organization characterized the letter’s message as “a very significant statement of Senate policy in that it specifies the core principles in final agreement.”…



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