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GOP Senators To Thwart Iran Nuclear Deal

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Republicans senators are pushing for a measure that will prevent the Biden administration from signing the Iran nuclear agreement, without prior approval from the senate.

Spearheaded by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the amendment is also co-sponsored by James Risch of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and John Barrasso, representing Wyoming. This initiative will act as a barrier for Biden’s plan to renew the 2015 nuclear pact with Iran, which will lift sanctions and provide billions of dollars in aid to the Iranian government.

“Our adversaries understand the Biden administration will chart the same weak and disastrous course as President Obama. It’s clear the Biden administration is in the business of appeasing adversaries like Russia, state sponsors of terrorism like Iran, and its terrorist proxies like Hamas. Instead of addressing the threats these actors pose, the administration will coddle the Iranian regime and ignore its malign activity throughout the region,” Johnson told the Washington Free Beacon.

“It is critical to the security of America and to world peace that any deal Biden negotiates with Iran be deemed a treaty requiring ratification by the U.S. Senate,” Johnson added.

Not all Democrats are on the side of the president as some of them have already expressed their fears and concerns if the nuclear deal pushes through. A vast majority of these politicians have also opposed the Obama administration’s efforts to enter the agreement back in 2015.

Back in March, forty-three senators from both parties joined forces to make an appeal to let the president know that they are against the renewal of the accord that former president Donald Trump pulled out of in 2018.

“Democrats and Republicans may have tactical differences, but we are united on preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon and addressing the wide range of Iranian behavior,” said the senators through an official letter.

During his visit to Jerusalem earlier this week, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken upheld the government’s plan to reenter talks with Iran.

“What have we seen since we pulled out of the agreement? Well, Iran has stopped abiding by some of the critical constraints in the agreement. And as a result, it is far closer today to the ability to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons in short order than it was even before the deal was reached. And certainly, during the dependency of the deal itself,” Blinken said.

One of the main demands of the government in Tehran is the removal of all sanctions imposed by Donald Trump. Officials in Washington are inclined to welcome this stipulation.

Iranian president Hassan Rougani boasted about his nation’s advantage on the negotiating table. 

“Our negotiations now are different from the ones in 2013. Now, Iran has the upper hand in negotiations,” Rouhani told reporters.

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