Joshua Pundit: The House had finished a resolution calling for increased Iran sanctions, a bi-partisan effort crafted by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), along with Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the chairman and Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
It called for Iran to allow “no-notice inspections of all suspect sites, including military facilities, and to allow full access by by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials to all Iranian personnel, scientists, and technicians associated with Iran’s nuclear program”.
It also called on Iran to release U.S. citizens “held unjustly in Iran”.
This was supposed to be released Wednesday night for a vote. Instead, Hoyer apparently got called on the carpet by the White House and withdrew support from a resolution he helped craft. Followed, of course, by a number of his fellow Democrats.
At present, the resolution is in limbo, and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has already signaled that he will table any senate action on the matter.
Meanwhile, the countdown on Iran’s so-called nuclear freeze hasn’t even started yet, and the Obama Administration has admitted that the Iranian regime has already received $20 billion in sanctions relief …..with nothing in exchange except the privilege of talking to them.
The Israelis, of course, had briefed members of the senate about what was actually going on, but Secretary Kerry in his briefing instructed them repeatedly to “disbelieve everything that the Israelis say.”