Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Iran Deal has enraged BOTH Republicans and Democrats in Congress

A groundbreaking deal to curb Iran's nuclear program faces towering obstacles at home and abroad to becoming a permanent agreement, starting with the U.S. Congress and two of America's closest allies. 
The leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties are threatening to break with President Barack Obama's policy and enact new punitive sanctions on Iran, arguing that the interim deal reached in Geneva on Sunday yields too much to the Islamist regime while asking too little.
"The disproportionality of this agreement makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December," said Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.), an influential member of the Senate Democratic leadership. 
Such a move could kill the nascent nuclear accord, U.S. and Iranian officials agree, and add to more recent political embarrassments for the White House. 
Reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran also faces formidable diplomatic and technical challenges, said U.S. and European officials. Washington wants to eventually dismantle much of Iran's nuclear infrastructure, including a heavy water reactor and enrichment facilities, steps Tehran has so far refused to take.
Israeli leaders, watching with trepidation over Iran's interim nuclear agreement, are wrangling over how to ensure the next rounds of diplomacy yield the best possible result for their country. Washington Institute senior fellow Andrew Tabler discusses. Photo: Getty Images. 
The White House has signaled it would defend the agreement by directly appealing to lawmakers and to foreign leaders. Mr. Obama on Sunday spoke by telephone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has campaigned against the pact. The U.S. leader said he wanted to consult with Israelis on talks, and agreed Mr. Netanyahu "has good reason to be skeptical about Iran's intentions." 
Iran celebrated the deal on Sunday as a political victory for President Hasan Rouhani and a step toward economic relief.
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1 comment:

BOSMAN said...

It's about time our Congressmen and Women showed a little backbone. This is a bad deal FOR THE WORLD, not just Israel.

Obama needs to be told that if he ever wants to get anything through the House and Senate again, he better act on our concerns.

Iran and their leaders are EVIL..PERIOD. Increase the sanctions...until THEY COME CRAWLING for 'ANY' deal or...LET THEM ROT.

Sooner or later the (sane) people there will have had enough from their leaders.

And BTW...They're going to continue to work towards nuclear weapons..DEAL or NO DEAL...