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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to once again extend the interim agreement with Iran (Joint Plan of Action).

“The Iranians are only offering the American people more broken promises and instability in the Middle East. The negotiating table has become a symbol of deception and inaction.

“Now the Iranians want even more time to talk – and the President has unwisely offered it. His decision undercuts his promise that he would not negotiate indefinitely. A year ago, he told us that sanctions relief provided to Iran would be ‘limited’ and ‘temporary.’ And in his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama promised he would be ‘the first to call for more sanctions’ if Iran failed to complete an agreement.

“Instead of endless discussion, we need security. President Obama should immediately call on Congress to impose increased sanctions on Iran before the end of the year. We stand ready to increase sanctions and stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon.”