Obama would veto Iran bill : spokesman
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House warned Congress Thursday that President Barack Obama would veto a Bill threatening new sanctions on Iran, saying it could derail diplomacy aimed at sealing a comprehensive nuclear deal.
The Bill, backed by both Democratic and Republican senators, would impose new sanctions on Tehran if it violated an interim nuclear agreement reached last month or if no final deal is reached.
But the White House appears alarmed that the move could undermine the Iranian negotiating team or offer the Islamic Republic an excuse to walk away from the negotiations.
"If it were to pass, the president will veto it," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.