“Many of the delisted companies were not sanctioned for the nuclear-related reasons and the decision to delist them is not a wise one”.
Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday that a classified briefing with Obama administration officials on the Iranian nuclear deal did not “give me the kind of answers” he was looking for, making it clear he remains a doubtful supporter of the pact. After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from global sanctions, an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world.
“You can destroy facilities”, Cotton said, according to the report.
Third, while I’m skeptical that Iran won’t try to deceive us and our partners in this agreement, we’ll be in a better position to catch those attempts due to the monitoring and verification mechanisms that this deal secures. Can we eliminate it forever?
Why should Iran abide by the agreement?
Are the only options, as asserted by President Obama and Secretary Kerry, this agreement or war?
“It took the U.S. nearly a decade to convince Europeans to leave Iran’s market, as the European companies were deeply invested in the country”.
He, along with President Obama, have been working to bolster support among Congress for the deal, which lawmakers have the power to reject with enough votes. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
“Let me put it this way”, he continued, “Don’t be surprised, if you wake up one day and the lead story from the Today show to “Good Morning America” is the four hostages, American hostages in Iran have been released. Because you can’t destruct knowledge”.
Former CIA director and National Security Agency chief Gen. Michael Hayden told a group of experts and reporters that attacking Iran would push Iran to spare no effort to build a nuclear weapon in secret.
Second, it isn’t just Washington to whom the Iranians are accountable.
The suggestion by his Republican critics that a tougher US negotiating stance could have forced a complete climb-down by the Iranians was, he argued, naive wishful thinking.
These would-be “peacemakers” seem to view the actual terms of the agreement as secondary and even irrelevant to the mere fact of attaining it amid the great difficulty involved in doing so. He accused them of “selling a fantasy”. Obama rewards them with a treaty that legitimates their entire nuclear program, lifts the embargo on conventional weapons and ballistic missiles, and revives an economy – described by Iran’s president as headed back to “the Stone Age” under sanctions – with an injection of up to $150 billion in unfrozen assets, permission for the unlimited selling of oil, and full access to the global financial system.
We don’t know what’s in these side deals. I haven’t seen anything that says to me-they’ve got 80,000 rockets in Hezbollah pointed at Israel, and any number of choices could have been made.