White House Accuses Republican Senators of Undermining Iran Talks

March 11, 2015 2:13 AM

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The White House accused a group of 47 U.S. Republican senators Monday of undermining nuclear talks with Iran after the lawmakers warned Tehran that any deal it negotiates with President Barack Obama could last only until he leaves office in early 2017.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that a letter the senators sent to Iran was an attempt to "throw sand in the gears" of sensitive negotiations as the U.S. and five other world powers try to reach a basic agreement with Tehran by March 31.

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