Obama has promised a veto if the House and Senate vote against the nuclear said-obama-used-something-that-immediately-turned-heads/” class=”local_link” target=”_blank”>deal next month.
His criticism of the deal with Iran has escalated for months, but he didn’t formally declare his opposition until Monday in an op-ed in The Washington Post.
“Tehran would be the victor of this U.S. rejection because it would achieve its major objective: the lifting of most sanctions without being required to accept constraints on its nuclear program”, Lugar wrote in an opinion piece co-authored with former Louisiana Sen.
“If the United States does not follow through with this multilateral agreement, it would not only damage our nation’s global leadership, but result in a much more nuclear-capable Iran free to proceed as they wish without the thorough oversight this agreement allows”, he warned. Some Democrats – including Sens. President Obama has pledged to veto a rejection.
The Reform movement statement Wednesday thanked President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for their diplomatic efforts, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his focus on the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
“The money that would flow into Iran following the nuclear agreement would be used to strengthen terrorist organisations operating against us under Iran’s sponsorship, with the declared objective of destroying Israel”, Xinhua quoted Netanyahu.
In an interview with Army Radio, Tuesday morning, Elkin said he was disappointed that the rabbis have not joined the majority of pro-Israel and Jewish organizations who are campaigning against the deal.
The 435-member House already has more than the 218 votes needed to pass a resolution of disapproval of the accord in that chamber.
Menendez is only the second Democrat in the Senate to oppose the accord between Iran and world powers. Sen.
Forty-six House Democrats support the agreement, while the rest have yet to announce their position.
The senator has criticized elements of the Iran nuclear deal since it was announced in July.
The administration has said that it had not seen the text of the deals between Iran and the IAEA, but said that it would be willing to brief members of Congress about their contents in confidential meetings.
“If you’re going to snapback, you have to snapback to something”, Menendez said forcefully at the time.
I also don’t come to this question as someone, unlike many of my Republican colleagues, who reflexively oppose everything the President proposes.
“U.S. sanctions while powerful are not crippling and we only were able to bring Iran to the table when it was U.S. plus European Union plus China plus Russian Federation and we don’t have their support to go back to the negotiating table”, Gillibrand said.
The US administration seeks the support of enough Democrats to prevent Congress from overriding Obama’s planned veto of any resolution that would sink the agreement.