Boehner vows sanctions if Iran talks fail
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Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Bottom line Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future MORE (R-Ohio) on Sunday promised fresh sanctions on Iran should the Obama administration fail to secure a deal over the country's nuclear program.


"The sanctions are going to come, and they're going to come quick," Boehner said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Asked how quickly he would move to bring additional sanctions, Boehner said, "Very, very, very quickly."

"Frankly, we should have kept the sanctions in place so that we could have gotten to a real agreement," Boehner said, noting that he still has "serious doubts" about the current negotiations.

While details of current talks are unclear, many assume they will include a rollback of some sanctions on Iran in exchange for a slowdown in Tehran's nuclear program, which many fear could be used to develop a nuclear weapon.

Boehner's signal that the House will push for more sanctions comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate is weighing a bill to give Congress input on any deal the administration reaches.

Lawmakers have held off pushing the legislation until March 31, the self-imposed deadline for the administration to secure a framework deal over Iran's nuclear program.