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INU - Iran and the P5+1 once again resumed nuclear negotiations in the Swiss capital of Geneva on Friday. The talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program were set to continue through Saturday as all parties continue to push toward developing a framework solution by March and a final agreement by the end of June. While commentary from both sides has insisted that such an agreement is possible despite the previous lapse of two deadlines, many now hold a dim outlook, especially in the midst of a growing push for a congressional role in the US approach to those talks.

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INU- In the comprehensive speech outlining policy for the coming year, Obama urged Congress to “hold your fire” on legislation that would outline economic sanctions to come into effect against Iran in the event of the failure of nuclear negotiations between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.

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INU- Ever since the prospect for such legislation became real, the Obama administration has stood firmly against plans that would define economic sanctions against Iran which would be triggered by the failure to reach a deal in negotiations over the country’s nuclear program. The rationale for this opposition is that the passage of such legislation would be perceived as an insult to the Iranian government and would prompt it to pull out of the talks, possibly leaving the world with the impression that the US is at fault for that diplomatic breakdown.

NCRI- Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will press ahead with a plan for more sanctions on the Iranian regime, Senator Bob Corker the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Reuters on Wednesday.

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INU- On Wednesday, Kansas City Public Radio reported that former Kansas congressman Jim Slattery had recently become the first US elected official to be invited to speak in Iran since 1979. He reportedly returned from the December trip confident in the future of nuclear negotiations and convinced that Iranian officials are willing to show flexibility with the West.

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INU- Amid opening of the 114 congress, there is support for increasing sanctions on Iran in the new Republican-controlled US Congress to override veto threats by President Obama according to news reports. The Obama administration and other global powers are in negotiation with Tehran to convince the regime to give up its nuclear program. All the while, the White House has tried to make sure no law is passed in the US Congress for more sanctions so talks can continue unhindered.

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