Obama has said that he too intends to be tough on Iran – just not in a way that would endanger the agreement. Companies subject to European Union and/or US jurisdiction will need to proceed carefully to ensure that any activities involving Iran are consistent with the timing of sanctions relief and with the varying restrictions that will remain in place after the nuclear agreement takes effect.
The promise of the agreement is that it will delay Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons capability by at least a decade, and hopefully longer.
Isakson said he rejects the nuclear agreement with Iran and will vote against it if given the chance.
Iran would agree under the terms of the deal to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium from 12,000 kilograms to 300 kilograms, as well as the number of operating centrifuges from 19,000 to 5,060. A few months from now, they will be gone.
The administration suggests that this bogus deal avoids war with Iran.
Miller also expressed support for the deal. Iran’s strategy of nuclear extortion has not been disabled. They criticized the Iran deal in the most inflammatory ways even before details were available. “Nothing about this deal is simple”. These longstanding sanctions helped to bring Iran to its knees and now the President is eager take off the pressure. “The calls to violence, threats against the U.S. and its allies, the calls to annihilate a member state of the United Nations, training exercises that involve bombing a mock-up of the USS NIMITZ, seizing a ship under American protection in worldwide waters, providing funding and weapons to terrorists in blatant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions…” At the Security Council, he pushed through a resolution ratifying the deal, thus officially committing the United States as a nation to its implementation-in advance of any congressional action. Still, 49% said they thought the deal ought to be rejected.
As far as the U.S.is concerned, isn’t that where we started?
Republicans are desperate to find a way to stop the Iran deal, but saw their legislative options narrowed last week after Senate Democrats mounted a filibuster to sustain the deal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has scheduled another vote Tuesday to end debate, but that motion is likely to be blocked by Senate Democrats as well.
Three bills have been sent to the House, where one has failed and two are still being processed.
A key feature of the deal is the “snap-back” if Iran does not fully comply with the agreement. The whole series shows that Iranians truly are just like us.
“Consistent with my oath to support and defend the Constitution, I must oppose this nuclear deal”. “It is a form of diplomacy I am unfamiliar with”. He said, “We agreed to talks with the USA only for the nuclear issue”.
So the question becomes, what has the Iran deal really accomplished for the US and for the world?
For its part, the White House mocked the idea of a lawsuit, calling it “the Tortilla Coast gambit”, in reference to a popular restaurant and drinking spot near the House office buildings and the Republican National Committee headquarters.
Even if President Obama hasn’t tended well to congressional egos, he’s certainly due credit for engineering a political victory on the Iran treaty that’s good for the country.