Republicans hold 54 of the Senate’s 100 seats and would need at least 13 Democrats to vote no. So far, just Senator Chuck Schumer has said he will oppose the deal, while 20 Senate Democrats have said they will support it.
Why? Because at the same time, the U.S. government has consummated a deal with the largest sponsor of terrorism and instability in the Middle East, Iran, to curb its nuclear ambitions for 10-15 years.
“But these benefits are outweighed by severe limitations the JCPOA places on Congress and future administrations in responding to Iran’s non-nuclear behavior in the region“, he said. Charles Schumer’s announcement that he will vote against the Iran nuclear agreement.
Calling the agreement “the most effective means now available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons“, the letter said that gaining global support for military action against Iran, should that ever become necessary, “would only be possible if we have first given the diplomatic path a chance”. For the US, one of the seven countries which participated in its creation, to recognize the deal as legitimate requires it to be approved by both houses of Congress over the next two months. As part of the deal, the US will resume imports of Iranian carpets, which were halted in 2010.
“I can not vote in support of this deal”, Flake said.
Congress has until September 17 to accept or reject the pact. It also could be a way for Tester, a member of Democratic leadership in the Senate, to support his party and the White House. Though sanctions have brought Iran to the negotiating table, they have never thwarted Iran’s nuclear buildup.
“As written, this agreement gives Iran leverage it now doesn’t have”, Flake said.
In his appearance in New York, Kerry warned that the US dollar could cease being the reserve currency if the deal fails and the US has to sanction countries like China.
The Vermont independent issued his statement after President Obama addressed some of Sanders’ concerns during a Friday telephone call, according to his office.
They marked his clearest comments yet on how he would tackle the Iran deal as president, which he and other Republicans have denounced as, they say, catastrophic to U.S. security.
The bombastic business tycoon went on to describe the negotiators of the accord, including Secretary of State John Kerry “and his friends”, as “incompetent”.
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