44 senators urge Obama to drop Iran negotiations if no progress made

Nearly half the senate is urging President Obama not to allow the Iranians to run out the clock on their nuclear program by endlessly negotiating while surreptitiously building a bomb. The Cable: Nearly half the Senate told President Barack Obama today that unless Iran gives three specific concessions at this weekend's talks with world powers in Moscow, he should abandon the ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program. "It is past time for the Iranians to take the concrete steps that would reassure the world that their nuclear program is, as they claim, exclusively peaceful," wrote 44 senators in a Friday bipartisan letter organized by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). "Absent these steps, we must conclude that Tehran is using the talks as a cover to buy time as it continues to advance toward nuclear weapons capability. We know that you share our conviction that allowing Iran to gain this capability is unacceptable." The senators wrote that the "absolute...(Read Full Post)