Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today released the following statement on additional sanctions against Iran:
"I strongly oppose any attempt to increase sanctions against Iran while P5+1 negotiations are ongoing.
"The purpose of sanctions was to bring Iran to the negotiating table, and they have succeeded in doing so. Tacking new sanctions onto the defense authorization bill or any other legislation would not lead to a better deal. It would lead to no deal at all.
"I am baffled by the insistence of some senators to undermine the P5+1 talks. I will continue to support these negotiations and oppose any new sanctions as long as we are making progress toward a genuine solution."