The White House said Thursday night that President Barack Obama would veto any legislation imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program if a bipartisan group of senators puts it to the vote.
The legislation is backed by 26 Democrats and Republicans for maintaining pressure on Iran, in case it evades a comprehensive agreement with the six powers. Obama says Senate action could derail the current negotiations with Iran. The senate draft also states the US should provide military, diplomatic and economic support to Israel if the Jewish state takes military action against Iranian nuclear facilities. The sanctions legislation is not up for vote before next month.