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    Senator: Obama ‘Fear-Mongering’

    US Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, speaks as he introduces Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for Johnson's nomination to be Homeland Security secretary in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Senator Robert Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee slammed the White House on Wednesday for using what he sees as “over the top” language and “fear-mongering” to stop new sanctions on Iran after the administration negotiated an interim deal with the country. "What I don't appreciate is when I hear remarks out of the White House spokesman that ... if we're pursuing sanctions we're marching the country off to war. I think that's way over the top, I think that's fear-mongering," Menendez said on NPR. Menendez joins many Republicans and some Democrats who have been critical of the administration’s interim deal with Tehran in which Iran accepts limits on its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions that have devastated its economy.

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