A newly created group made up of veterans is voicing opposition to Obama’s controversial nuclear deal – which will lift sanctions and free up Iran to use hundreds of millions of dollars to keep funding terror – by urging Americans to call their lawmakers.
The letter said, “Military action would be less effective than the deal, assuming it is fully implemented”.
U.S. citizens are now divided on the deal. “It would be the diplomatic equivalent of the decision to invade the Iraq war and could very well lead to a real war“, Jamal Abdi told Sputnik.
“As a lifelong Zionist, devoted to Israel, and a retired general officer and a rabbi for over 40 years, and operating without institutional encumbrances, I have a unique perspective”, he told the Post. And if the deal is rejected by America the Iranians could have a nuclear weapon within a year.
“I think from concerns that he has about the agreement the majority of the room has the same concerns”, McCarthy said.
The approach by advocates of the nuclear deal with Iran has been “disappointing” due to supporters “resorting to intimidation and demonization, while also grossly overstating their case”, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote in an editorial Monday for Bloomberg News.
He went on to say that the argument for a better deal would entail the U.S. maintaining or increasing pressure on Iran by threatening foreign governments and businesses with penalties for doing business with Iran, an idea that Kerry slammed as far-fetched.
AIPAC President Robert Cohen emailed the organization’s activists on August 10, linking to a New York Times article published the previous week about tensions arising between the lobby and the administration, and said it reflects “multiple inaccuracies stemming from claims by the administration“. He believes that the fight over the Iran deal will weaken the Democrats not only with Jews but also with the American public overall.
On Tuesday, three Democratic House members from California – Lois Capps, Mark Takano and Doris Matsui – announced they would vote for the Iran deal.
The US and its allies, he said, is safer with this deal than without it.
It’s possible Obama’s reached the best deal we could get. The accord would curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions, and the House and Senate are slated to vote next month on a resolution of disapproval.
Asked by a reporter if that is realistic, Schumer said it was. “This is a vote of conscience”.
In advance of the vote, the tension between US President Barack Obama and Netanyahu has increased.
“Unfortunately, a large portion of the Republican Party, if not a near-unanimous portion of Republican representatives, are going to be opposed to anything that I do”, he said in a Monday interview with NPR.