President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran provides that the U.S. will pursue “all available authorities” to compel states to lift their economic sanctions against Iran.
The 159-page deal has its own opponents and proponents both in Iran and the other countries that are parties to the JCPOA, particularly the US.
President Obama’s nuclear deal is not a law or a treaty, but only an executive agreement. And…
The ultimate fate of the agreement, which includes Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany and is backed by the United Nations, remains unclear.
Several key votes on the deal are likely in weeks ahead after Congress returns from its August recess. “They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus”. Can we trust Iranian leaders who chant death to America? Tom Cotton and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo’s commentary in the Wall Street Journal accusing Obama of breaking the law by refusing to disclose the side deals. The Islamist fanatics who rule Iran might actually welcome a nuclear exchange with Israel.
In his interview broadcast Sunday, Obama said he had been “encouraged… that the Russians are now more interested in discussions around what a political transition-or at least framework for talks-would look like inside of Syria”.
Polls of Americans Jews have found that they tend to back the Iran deal in higher numbers than the general public. Obama is expected to override that vote; he needs enough Democrats to stand with him so that the House and the Senate can’t muster the two-thirds vote needed to override the veto.
Most Republicans have also said they oppose the deal, which was unveiled on July 14. Schumer said Monday that it’s folly to think the deal will prod Iran to become more moderate.
With just over a month before the deadline for Congress to act on an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, more than half of Massachusetts’ all-Democratic delegation is still on the fence, according to a poll of the state’s 11 members of Congress by The Associated Press.
Along with legitimizing Iran among the comity of nations, the agreement also comes with an influx of billions of dollars that could be used to fund Iran’s global terrorist network and purchase the world’s most-advanced weapons.
Amid rising concerns about the proposed Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration is struggling in its efforts to drum up support for it and demonizing those who dare oppose it.
The apparent Freudian slip was a reference to the possible use by Washington of nuclear weapons against Iran.
Moulton said after listening to constituents, including leaders in the Jewish community, and consulting with military and civilian experts he’s decided the best way to prevent a nuclear Iran is to support the deal. In such a scenario, the initial fear is not that Iran will nuke Israel, but that it will be allowed to further its military ambitions to the point that Israel could be faced with its first conventional strategic threat since the Yom Kippur War.