January 28, 2010
[efoods]A bipartisan group of senators is asking President Barack Obama to impose “crippling sanctions” against Iran.
In a letter to the president, the group reminds Obama that the year-end deadline he had imposed for “serious improvement” in the standoff with Iran has passed.
“Now that this deadline has passed, we believe that it is imperative to put into action your pledge of increased, meaningful pressure against the Iranian regime — what Secretary [of State Hillary Rodham] Clinton called ‘crippling sanctions,’ ” the group wrote. “We believe that it is extremely important for the world to know that the United States means what it says, and that we in fact do what we say we are going to do.”