WASHINGTON US restoration of relations with Cuba has strong support in Congress except for a vocal minority with “entrenched partisan interests” who have tried to block the moves, the White House said on Friday.
A White House official also made a similar argument saying when the USA “went around to Europe, to China, to India, to South Korea, to Japan, and got them and others to reduce their purchases of Iranian oil, the express objective of that effort was to get this deal”.
The sanctions now in place would “collapse” if Congress votes against the pact, Earnest said, removing any leverage world powers have in enforcing restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities.
“And the problem is, Iran is going to get all of that money and the United States doesn’t get anything for it”.
The congressmen lamented the fact that “longstanding global prohibitions on Theran” intended to prevent their ability to gain a nuclear weapon were dismissed.
“Is the president afraid he can’t win over the American people, and his own party in Congress, on the details of this agreement?” Does President Obama’s agreement stop Iran’s nuclear capability for the long term?
But the final deal announced this week “fails to require Iran to fully dismantle its nuclear program” and allows “key restraints on Iran’s nuclear program to expire within 10 to 15 years”, according to Roskam’s resolution.
“We are deeply concerned that your administration plans to enable the United Nations Security Council to vote on the agreement before the United States Congress can do the same”, the letter said.
He said the United Nations vote will have no impact on sanctions imposed by Congress or the president and argued the global body is showing “significant deference” to Congress by postponing implementation of the order for 90 days.
“We’ll remain in close consultation with Congress throughout the review period”, Schultz said.
But senators in both political parties say by voting first, the U.N.is railroading Congress.
“The sanctions regime would collapse if Congress have been to kill this deal”. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama. “That’s why I think it would be better for them not to do it that way”.