Wednesday, January 15, 2014

UPDATE: Sen. Flake Tells Arizona's Politics Congressional Action Warranted IF "Iran Fail(s) To Live Up To Its Commitments"

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is not going to join the rest of his GOP colleagues - except for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) - and some of the Democrats in co-sponsoring an Iran sanctions bill unless that country "fail(s) to live up to its commitments."  Earlier today, Arizona's Politics reported that Senators Flake and Paul were receiving criticism from fellow Republicans for their holdouts.

Senator Flake has been fairly quiet on the issue.  However, when asked today by Arizona's Politics, his office forwarded the Senator's answer:
"Over the coming weeks I will be monitoring the implementation of the interim agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. Should Iran fail to live up to its commitments, additional congressional action on sanctions will be warranted."
Arizona's Politics confirmed that Sen. Flake made this comment today.  Implementation of the interim pact reached late last year is scheduled to begin next week, and the next stage of talks are now slated for February 8.
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