A powerful video has been released by Veterans Against the Deal, aimed at influencing undecided lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal with Iran. According to the Administration, the parties have achieved a “long-term comprehensive nuclear deal with Iranthat will verifiably prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and ensure that Iran’s nuclearprogram will be exclusively peaceful going forward”. Most Republicans in the House and Senate oppose the deal.
Addressing a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York,Kerry took aim at those in Congress who say a better deal could still be reached.
He cited concerns with specific parts of the deal like the conditions for inspectors to visit suspected nuclear sites in Iran, saying, “Inspections are not “anywhere, anytime”; the 24-day delay before we can inspect is troubling”.
Meanwhile, there is a debate whether PresidentObama has a secret back up plan in case the deal is rejected by Congress, given the intense resistance it is facing in Capitol Hill, where Sen.
Now that the pact has been finalized, Kerry stated such a heavy-handed strategy was an choice not.
“Are you kidding me?”
“Because if you don’t do this deal folks, not only will we have walked away from our allies Britain,France, Germany, and non-allies, but interested parties – Russia, China“, he said. Even if theyabide by the deal, which is highly unlikely, we are merely kicking the can down the road and allowing them to develop nuclear weapons in 10-15 years, with the blessing of the world community.
It will also impose provisions for inspections of Iranian facilities, including military sites.
Some European governments have already led delegations of entrepreneurs for visits to Iran after the nuclear agreement in anticipation of the economy’s opening. “We must exhaust diplomatic options before moving to military ones”.
“I do not see where Benjamin Netanyahu was interfering with anything”, he continued.
Bloomberg called on Congress to “make its own hard and careful assessment of the agreement“, noting that it can not fully do so until it has access to all of the related side deals. “The rest of theworld would likely pursue workarounds to inoculate themselves from the sanctions, which would have the effect of weakening and isolating the US“, Abdi said.
Kerry’s comments came shortly after Schumer told reporters why he decided last week to oppose the agreement.
Rather, Iran receives as much as $150 billion in frozen assets, will reap enormous profits from post-sanctions commerce, and can spend as much as it will to promote terrorism.