This is not going to be a warm welcome back to Washington for John Kerry. The U.S. secretary of State will urge the Senate on today to “pause” on the new round of sanctions against Iran-and it will be a tough sell, several sources told The Daily Beast.
“The secretary will be clear that putting new sanctions in place would be a mistake,” said State Department spokesman Jen Psaki.
The ultimate decision to go through with additional sanctions will likely be up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Banking Committee chair Tim Johnson-and if they decide to go through with the sanctions, it’s extremely likely it will pass the Senate and the House by large margins. You’ve got your work cut out for you, Kerry. Read more.