As talks are extended, U.S. Republicans want increased sanctions on Iran

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Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:19 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three influential U.S. Republican senators said on Monday the extension of nuclear negotiations with Iran should be coupled with increased sanctions and a requirement that any final agreement be sent to Congress for approval.

The three senators - John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte - said in a statement that they view Iran's insistence on having any enrichment program as problematic, and warned that a "bad deal" with Iran would start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

McCain, Graham and Ayotte are among their party's leading voices on foreign policy issues.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)