House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., asked President Obama this week not to waive provisions of the tax code that punish companies for doing business with Iran.
Democrats who have endorsed the deal blocked the disapproval resolution on the procedural vote, where the 60-vote threshold gives them leverage. These provisions will allow Iran to continue to make advances in its efforts to produce nuclear fuel. He said: “Within about a year of Iran meeting its initial obligations, Iran will receive sanctions relief to the tune of $100-150 billion in the release of frozen assets…” So, is the sanctions framework supposed to remain in place?
I think that the United States collectively – not the United States as embodied in Barack Hussein Obama, but the United States collectively has not signed up to this deal and doesn’t really necessarily intend as a nation to abide by it. We have a whole lot of candidates saying they don’t intend to abide by it. Each highlights different parts of a complicated equation.
During the first seven years of negotiations, Iran was run by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a man by all accounts best described as a radical, verging on extremism. All that damage led to the landslide last November.
If they do walk away and resume banned nuclear activities, the USA could restore sanctions or even threaten war – but Kagan contends that will be impossible. “Each side can nullify the JCPOA, but this would result in the other party’s exit from the agreement as well”, Araghchi said.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Twitter feed is a stream of provocative trolling, promising the end of Israel, posting an image that appears to be the silhouette of Obama with a gun to his head and threatening that in any military confrontation “the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S”.
Further, if Iran does not come back to the table and there is no inspection process, would we not have to resort to war to stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons? Instead, Jones backed a letter championing diplomacy with Iran over new sanctions.
Simply put, with the newly reconstructed 30,000-lb “massive ordnance penetrators”, Israel would be able to attack Iran on its own with bombs powerful enough to reach fortified bunkers well below the earth’s surface.
If you’re a USA policymaker, the Collapse Scenario sounds appealing.
With polls showing that public support for the Iran agreement is as low as 21 percent, Senate Republicans can quote Harry Reid’s arguments for invoking the “nuclear option” for confirming judges last session: surely having the Senate cast a vote on this treaty is way more important than confirming judges?
I have never been so disappointed with the American political system than I am now.
“Lest anyone forgets, Iran is executing political prisoners by the hundreds. While Jordan is filled with refugees, the violence of Syria has not spilled over into Jordan, yet most Americans continue, unfortunately, to paint the entire region with the same brush”. Their leaders have chanted “Death to America“, called for the destruction of our close ally, Israel, and are actively engaged in financing terrorism.
It is not a good deal for the security of the United States nor for that of our allies in the Middle East, and especially not for Israel. “The same is true of the region”, Khamenei said. Iran’s deadline for completing the IAEA investigation is October. 15. To date, almost 50,000 people have signed the #NoWeapons4Israel petition targeting President Obama. The us waivers, which the president must renew every three to six months, can be reversed if Iran fails to comply with the agreement. This is a consistent message from Iran.
Iran’s President, Hasan Rouhani, previously bragged in 2005 about how his country had duped the world following its alleged stoppage of uranium enrichment in 2003, Bolton said.
Though the European diplomats called for cooperation from Iran, none was forthcoming. Furthermore, the op-ed charged that Iran was “found to have worked with the same secret network that helped Libya and North Korea develop clandestine nuclear weapons programs”.
INSKEEP: Kagan argues that Iran is not really that committed to the nuclear deal. In their op-ed, Cameron, Hollande, and Merkel made no explicit mention of Iran’s past nuclear subterfuges or its violations of the NPT.