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Royce Eyeing Resolution on Iran

The California Republican says the United States needs to boost its bargaining power.


Rep. Ed Royce suggested that a resolution could have the support needed to pass the House.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., suggested to The Hill on Wednesday that House members could move forward with a resolution on Iran that would stress the need for more sanctions against the country.

"Our next step will probably be a resolution, in the House, which will express the necessity of going into these negotiations with a stronger bargaining position. And that bargaining position would include additional sanctions," he said.


But Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said he and Royce had yet to come to an agreement on the details of a potential resolution. He said they "think it's important that Congress weigh in," and called a resolution a "possibility." The House passed additional sanctions against Iran earlier this year. 

The comments come as Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with the Senate Banking Committee to brief members on the recent talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program.

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