Senate Panel Tells Kerry: You Were ‘Fleeced, Bamboozled’ By Iran

23 Jul 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry faced accusations Thursday that he had been “fleeced” and “bamboozled” by Tehran as he defended the Iran nuclear deal publicly for the first time on Capitol Hill.

Kerry appeared before the Senator Foreign Relations Committee to defend the hard-fought agreement, which he called a “good deal for the world” that deserves the approval of a skeptical Congress…

The deal was reached after tough negotiations between Iran and the Security Council’s five permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany.

But it faces stiff resistance notably among Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives, which have 60 days to review it.

Congress can pass a motion of disapproval, but President Barack Obama can then veto that. An override of the veto would require two-thirds approval in both the House and Senate…



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Related: Susan Rice Admits Secret ‘Side Deals’ With Iran

White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice admitted the existence of two secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to accompany the main Iran nuclear deal agreed last week between Iran and the P5+1 powers (U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China).

The two secret deals, which cover the Parchin military site and the possible military dimensions (PMDs) of Iran’s nuclear program, were revealed Wednesday by Sens. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), who had learned of the deals after meeting July 17 with IAEA in Vienna…

…Cotton and Pompeo have written a letter to Obama, pointing out that he has failed to comply with the Corker bill and asking him to transmit the two side deals immediately…


Senators say documents missing from Iran deal

Two key documents are missing from the Iran nuclear deal submitted to Congress, and the two leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want the Obama administration to hand them over, Chairman Bob Corker said Tuesday.

The Tennessee Republican said he and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland wrote to request the missing documents, which he said deal with an Iranian military facility at Parchin and a side agreement Iran reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency…


The States Can Reject the Iran Deal!

…States and local governments do not play much of a role in foreign policy. However, they cannot be forced to implement an international treaty or agreement that is not self-executing–i.e. one whose implementation requires new congressional laws.

Thanks to the victory at the Supreme Court by then-Texas Solicitor General Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
in Medellín v. Texas (2008), it is a settled principle in constitutional law that states cannot be forced to comply with international treaties unless Congress has passed statutes giving them effect…



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