Move is in response to reports that Islamic Front seized rebel headquarters.
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A majority also believes that the final deal should allow Iran no enrichment.
“As the principal U.S. official charged with crafting and enforcing our sanctions program, I am confident that the sanctions pressure on Iran will continue to mount,” Treasury official David Cohen wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “Iran will be even deeper in the hole six months from now, when the deal expires, than it is today.”
The Obama administration has reportedly suspended aid to the Syrian rebels in response.
He said a deal ending enrichment "was on the table a hundred years ago" but "has been lost."
McConnell criticized Reid for pushing the Defense authorization bill without amendments.
Rubio says Obama should have asked Castro about basic freedoms in Cuba.
The chemical weapons watchdog Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday formally accepted this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
“This is the first time that the Peace Prize has been awarded to an organization that is actively engaged in disarmament as a practical and ongoing reality,” its director-general Ahmet Uzumcu said in his acceptance speech. “For sixteen years now, the OPCW has been overseeing the elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. Our task is to consign chemical weapons to history forever.”
Kerry looks like he would win his fight for no new sanctions, at least for now.