Over the weekend, diplomats from Iran and six major world powers finalized the details of an interim
Not only would the legislation authorize new sanctions at a time when the world has decided to offer Iran relief from some previous penalties as an inducement to forswear nuclear weapons; it also ties sanctions relief to conduct by Iran that has nothing to do with nuclear power, and it expresses the "sense of
Menendez and other supporters of the legislation profess to be trying to help to President
But the best judge of whether enactment of such an "insurance policy" would undermine negotiations is not Congress but the branch of government that is actually engaged in those talks. In opposing the legislation, the
Obama has threatened to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk, but even if his veto were sustained — not a foregone conclusion — Congress' kibitzing needlessly complicates already delicate negotiations.