GOP bent on damaging Iran agreement: Analyst

Republican lawmakers are determined to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement as Congress is set to begin discussions over the deal, says an analyst.

“The Republicans are so bent on damaging and harming the deal that it seems like there is no real limit to what they will go through,” Tim King, founder and editor of Global News Network, said.

“The Republicans are just intent on causing whatever trouble they can,” King said, adding “if anything were to fall through or not goes as planned, they certainly will hold that against Obama with no limit,” he told Press TV on Tuesday.

The Republican-led House of Representatives will work on a resolution to disapprove the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the P5+1, the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany on July 14.

With strong Republican support for the resolution, US President Barack Obama has already vowed to veto it, given he now has enough Democratic votes in the Senate to sustain his veto power.

Thirty-eight Democratic senators, including two independents, who caucus with the party, have so far voiced public support for the JCPOA.

“Obama will see success with this long arduous ordeal that is taking place to lead to a more peaceful world by bringing this deal to the floor and working with Iran on a new level as if it’s a new day,” King said.

He also said that “a lot of Americans are really intent and concentrating on what will take place on Tuesday” when lawmakers return from their summer recess. “At the end of the day, we can conclude the deal is going to go through.”

“It looks like the Iran deal will probably become part of the reality and we have good hopes for what will happen,” he added.

However, King said the deal might not survive the next US administration.

“I don’t think we can ever count on anything remaining in this country and it’s unfortunate, but the change of administration can bring such radical sweeping changes in the American culture that anything is possible,” he said.

“So while we may be reaching a plateau with the deal now, certainly in a few years with Obama out of office anything is possible especially with (Donald) Trump in the running, that is really hard to conceive or imagine that he could actually win the office, but if he did, then I think in that way you’ll automatically see the deal scrapped,” King predicted.

By Press TV