Sen. Schumer: Time to Ratchet Up Sanctions on Iran


schumerSen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who’s leading a bipartisan effort to hit Iran with stricter sanctions, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday:

“There are many of us, Democrats and Republicans in this Senate, who believe the best way to avoid war and get Iran to give up nuclear weapons is by ratcheting up sanctions, not by reducing them.”

“It’s logical that it’s sanctions, tough sanctions, that brought them to the table. If they think they can ease up on the sanctions without getting rid of their nuclear capabilities, they’re going to do that. So we have to be tough.”

The legislation would impose harsher sanctions on Iran if it fails to come to an agreement after six months.

{Andy Newscenter}