Abrams: Increasing Sanctions More Likely to Keep Iran in Deal

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Elliott Abrams of The Council on Foreign Relations said the United States should implement delayed sanctions to take effect if Iran fails to fulfill its obligations in the Geneva deal Thursday on Fox News.

Abrams said Iran has demonstrated a propensity to cheat and should not be trusted. Sanctions have produced verifiable results, while the prospect of hoping a "secret arrangement" with the rogue regime producing similarly positive results will leave Americans "disillusioned," Abrams added.

Moreover, Secretary of State John Kerry's repeated trips to Israel seem to perpetually inflate hopes of an Israeli, Palestinian deal only to subside whenever he leaves. Abrams said Kerry would be better off focusing his attention on Syria, an area of the region that seems to have fallen on the wayside with the Obama administration.

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