Feinstein: Iranian People ‘Deserve More’ Than Crippling Sanctions [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold | Media Reporter

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday she opposed further sanctions on Iran, because the Iranian people “deserve more” than that. (VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran Deal Pours ‘Billions’ Into Iran’s ‘Terror Machine’)

FEINSTEIN: What some people would say, ‘well, we’ve got leverage in sanctions, take down the whole economy.’ Look, there’s 77 million people in Iran, I think they deserve more than ‘take down the whole economy.’ Sanctions generally hurt those who can’t afford a better way of life, and they’re not a long-term answer, I believe.

So I think we’re all on the cusp of something that can be workable. I think the key is the 20 to 25 year surveillance inspection period and the changes that have been made. Obviously it’s a compromise, but that’s to be expected.

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