Any stop-gap funding bill should use “the power of the purse to force this administration to hand over the Iranian side deals”, Cruz told reporters at the U.S. Capitol.
Polls indicate that most Americans support the agreement by 54 percent.
“The bipartisan majority of Congress and the American public have concluded it will not improve our safety, our security and out stability”.
Iran has been a chief sponsor of terrorism in the world. But as a treaty, it would need to garner a two-thirds vote in the Senate, reflecting a solid national consensus.
When the agreement was delivered to Congress, I read the classified portions of the deal. In 2009, the world watched disturbing images of Iran putting down the Green Movement, which began as a push to remove the now former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office, but later became a larger movement to democratize the nation. “They have been hit by those supported by us [Iran] even though they have not confronted us directly; if they confront us directly they will be destroyed”.
The Paris Peace Talks that ended America’s involvement in the Vietnam War resulted in thousands, perhaps millions, of South Vietnamese deaths.
It always was a myth, albeit one widely circulated on the left and the right, that congressional disapproval would “kill” the deal.
Donald Trump, who has said that he would not tear up the deal immediately but would work to get a better agreement, also appeared on Colbert’s show Tuesday night, leaving Moniz with an autographed copy of his 1987 bestseller, “The Art of the Deal”.
Over the past several weeks that Congress was out of session, concerns about federal issues were a constant refrain as I listened to business leaders, community members, and service organizations across Central Florida. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., did as well.
He integrated: “Now, most of the people must consider the essential accomplish the task of executing and to verify this deal ensuring Iran can’t follow a nuclear weapon”.
Let’s quickly dispatch the notion that the United States should abandon an global agreement, reached with some of our closest allies, because Iran has been “cheating for 30 years“.
He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years and served as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees. While far from a liberal democrat, Rouhani leads a faction that prioritizes economic development and worldwide engagement over the nuclear program and aggressive regional policies championed by the hardliners. Colbert asked. “That’s what people who are afraid of this deal are saying”.
The agreement calls for vast numbers of inspections, safeguards and “snapbacks.” The new, diplomatic solution will, for the first time, have nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran. Referring to the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Rubio said, “Anyone who is paying attention to what Khamenei says knows that they will not comply”.
We fully support this agreement because it achieves the goals we had set ourselves.
U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland share a motive for opposition. You might find out later someone paid less or someone paid more for the same auto.
In March, during the Obama administration’s negotiation process, I joined 368 of my colleagues, both Democrat and Republican, in Congress to specify critical elements that we agreed should be part of any deal with Iran.