Problems will arise once Iran gets the sanctions relief, he predicted, and it will start to dig in its heels. Those terms would not be acceptable to the United States for the same reasons they are not acceptable to any nation with self-pride and respect for its own history, regardless of imposed temporary hardships.
“The bill would no longer interfere with the president’s implementation of the nuclear accord by requiring him to certify certain things in regards to Iranian banks”, Tyler Cullis, a sanctions expert with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), told Al-Monitor via e-mail when shown the new draft.
According to a Haaretz report on Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu initially refused U.S. President Barack Obama’s invitations to discuss upgrading the capabilities of the IDF in the wake of the deal’s announcement in July, preferring, instead, to fight it in Congress.
He added: “The agreement talks about normalization of economic relations with Iran and states that the parties shall ‘implement this JCPOA in good faith based on mutual respect.’ But there can not be respect for a country that actively foments regional instability, advocates for Israel’s destruction, kills the innocent and shouts ‘Death to America.'” Cardin was speaking truth to power. Incumbent President Rouhani, though still against the US and Israel, has made it clear that he is more intelligent and willing to negotiate than his predecessor. And the Iranians have to calculate, is it worth it to us to walk away and so forth? There are situations in life that appeal to lending a sympathetic ear to the philosophy “getting something is surely better than nothing”.
Kagan believes that the mutual suspicion between the USA and Iran will keep tensions running high, and that it’s a mistake to go forward with a deal that did not receive bipartisan support in the U.S.
Let’s quickly dispatch the notion that the United States should abandon an worldwide agreement, reached with some of our closest allies, because Iran has been “cheating for 30 years“. “And the country of Iran right now – the government of Iran – supports terrorism throughout the world and that’s a real issue for me”. Political sideshows will likely continue in Congress and on the campaign trail, but we can now return our focus to ensuring that the agreement accomplishes what it set out to do: prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. “Iran must not be left with any doubt that it will feel the pain of sanctions from the entire global community the moment it violates the agreement”, he said. So their votes will count, but not those of USA senators? Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently commented on the proposed deal by saying, “our policy towards the arrogant US government won’t change at all“.
A London conference aimed at detailing new investment opportunities in the Iranian oil sector has been postponed, the group organizing the event said.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has a message for opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran: It’s happening.
As Congress returned to Washington this week, I have been working with my colleagues – those who support and oppose the agreement alike – on these issues where our views converge.
But while the interest is rife, most deals are still off limits since the most punishing sanctions on Iran’s banking and oil sectors remain in effect.
I joined the United States Marine Corps after 9/11 because I wanted to do my part in the war against terror.