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Council for a Livable World neither supports nor opposes the “Iran Policy Oversight Act” recently introduced in the Senate.
Research and Policy Associates Sarah Tully and Greg Terryn break down three key features of the Iran deal in our second episode of Two Minute Takes!
May 7th proved to be the pivotal day for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the Senate passed by a98-1 vote; Sen. Cotton (R- Ark.) was the lone dissenter and Sen. Boxer (D- Calif.) was absent.
The delicate balance of bipartisan support broke down after Sen. Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced new amendments to the original House bill, which have gone to the head of the line of amendments and which must be addressed before the bill can be finished. As a result, on May 5, Majority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on both the underlying bill (H.R. 1191) as well as the Corker-Cardin bill (S.615).
“If the deal is not submitted to Congress, I and many others will make clear that Barack Obama will be in office for 23 months and I will be in office for 6 years. And the Iranians should take that into their calculation as they negotiate with Barack Obama’s team,” one Republican lawmaker told a group of reporters Wednesday in a roundtable discussion held on a background basis.
It is very bewildering, albeit horrifyingly fascinating, to watch American politicians jockey and posture for war with Iran. With the announcement last week that years of negotiations have yielded a framework agreement that will arrest any Iranian nuclear weapons program, not that one actually exists, while starting the much needed process of bringing Iran back into the world community, many members of Congress seem not just reluctant, but hostile, to the prospects of averting a war with Iran.
Letter from Council for a Livable World to key Senators on the flaws in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615) introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker (R-Tenn.)to require a congressional vote on any nuclear deal with Iran.
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The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation signed onto a letter urging the United States Senate to reject dangerous legislation on Iran