Friday, October 14, 2011

Reps. Conyers, Lewis balk at Obama's position on Iran

Two long-serving Democrats are objecting to President Obama's position on Iran, claiming military action should be taken off the table.

Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) told The Hill Thursday that they have concerns with the administration's refusal to rule out military action against Iran.

Obama on Thursday strongly criticized Iran after news broke of an alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil.
Lewis said, "We've got enough wars," stressing the need for diplomacy.

Conyers said, "I want military options off the table."

Asked about sanctions against Iran, Conyers said he is concerned sanctions "might hurt the people (of Iran), not the government."

Meanwhile, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's (R-Fla.) Iran sanctions bill has picked up 21 co-sponsors this week. The measure now has a total of 318 backers, and is scheduled to be marked up later this month.

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