(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Senate Democrats are sticking to their deadline for progress on talks with Iran, saying they will support new sanctions if a political framework limiting Tehran's nuclear ambitions can't be reached by late March.
Democratic support in the Senate is critical to the success of bipartisan sanctions legislation that President Obama has threatened to veto. Though they have used that leverage to give the White House more space to try to reach a deal, several key lawmakers have signaled that their patience has run out.
"I signed the letter that said give them until March 24. At that point in time I expect the administration will have either some concrete advances or it's over," Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday.
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