The Washington Times - November 25, 2013, 07:27AM

Rep. Mike Rogers said Monday the Obama administration wanted a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program so badly that it ended up locking in the country’s right to enrich uranium and ignored key aspect of its weapons program, such as research and missile facilities.

Mr. Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House intelligence committee, said there will be pressure from Congress to pass a new round of sanctions on Iran. The move reflects disappointment with the administration for easing up on the Middle East nation, because many lawmakers feel crushing economic restrictions are the key source of progress in rolling back its nuclear capabilities.

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“I think this is a deal for the sake of a deal,” Mr. Rogers told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal a “historic mistake.”

If Capitol Hill lawmakers see the six-month deal reshaping the balance of power in the fragile Middle East, Mr. Rogers said, they’ll be compelled to reimpose sanctions.