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USA: Kerry wants a "temporary pause" on Iran sanctions01:17

USA: Kerry wants a "temporary pause" on Iran sanctions

United States, Washington
November 13, 2013 at 02:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Kerry wants a "temporary pause" on Iran sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki stated on Monday in a Washington press breifing that the White House wants a "temporary pause" in imposition of more sanctions amid nuclear negotiations.

Psaki said, "In terms of the question on sanctions, the Secretary will be clear that putting new sanctions in place would be a mistake. We are still determining if there’s a diplomatic path forward. What we are asking for right now is a pause, a temporary pause, in sanctions. We are not taking away sanctions. We are not rolling them back. This is about ensuring that our legislative strategy and our negotiating strategy are running hand in hand."

First US government sanctions against the country were imposed after the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and expanded in 1995.

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USA: Kerry wants a "temporary pause" on Iran sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki stated on Monday in a Washington press breifing that the White House wants a "temporary pause" in imposition of more sanctions amid nuclear negotiations.

Psaki said, "In terms of the question on sanctions, the Secretary will be clear that putting new sanctions in place would be a mistake. We are still determining if there’s a diplomatic path forward. What we are asking for right now is a pause, a temporary pause, in sanctions. We are not taking away sanctions. We are not rolling them back. This is about ensuring that our legislative strategy and our negotiating strategy are running hand in hand."

First US government sanctions against the country were imposed after the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and expanded in 1995.