Obama’s White House is fighting for the agreement – which would be a legacy achievement for the president – and has plenty of motivation to cast the alternatives as dire. The deal that Secretary of State John Kerry and the other major powers have worked out with Iran seems geared to keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons, if that is or might become its aim in the future. Despite all that, Netanyahu keeps seeking ways to mobilize Congress against the White House to destroy the ultimate achievement in Obama’s career, and it’s not as if his manipulations are in vain thus far.
Obama said resolving the Iranian nuclear issue makes it possible to open broader talks with Iran on other issues. Chuck Schumer is receiving criticism from liberals who claim he is “unfit” to be the next Democratic leader, The Hill reports.
As part of the deal, the global Atomic Energy Agency will have to verify that Iran does indeed scale down its facilities, clearing a path towards ending UN, US and EU sanctions.
As for the Iran deal, while there was little belief that the U.S. triumphed, voters weren’t quite sure what they want Congress, which has review powers, to do. In terms with Iran during the first ten years of nuclear weapons, I found the inspections regime not anywhere-anytime but with lots of holes in it. Particularly troublesome, you have to wait 24 days before you can inspect.
“I wouldn’t frame it that way”, said the independent Vermont senator.
“That all said, that is why I would describe this as an amount in that was not particularly surprising here at the White House, even if it was disappointing”. The thinking goes that an insider like Schumer wouldn’t really put Obama’s foreign policy legacy at risk, therefore his planned Friday announcement must be a signal that the votes are there to prevent a veto override vote without him.
In a meeting with 22 Democratic lawmakers on Sunday in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he did not intend to tell them how to vote next month on the Iranian nuclear agreement, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Haaretz in an interview published Monday. Schumer suggested. And, if lawmakers reject the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, we are confident that most will do so based on the merits rather than petty political considerations.
Ron Paul calls Jonathan “a hero of the health freedom revolution” and says “all freedom-loving Americans are in [his] debt… for his courtroom [victories] on behalf of health freedom”. “And I’m not going to anticipate failure now because I think we have the better argument”.