Last week, the White House announced that a bill will become law that extends U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years. Iran is now saying that is a violation of the nuclear deal that was signed in 2015. This sounds like great timing!
The Iran Sanctions Extension Act passed the Senate with a vote of 99-0 and some speculated that President Obama would veto it. But the final decision was to let the bill go through without Obama’s signature. On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest gave a statement in which he said, “This Administration has made clear that an extension of the Iran Sanctions Act, while unnecessary, is entirely consistent with our commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”