Soon, the US Congress will have six weeks to study, validate or reject the Iran Nuclear Deal signed last month between the P5+1 and Iran. It is noticeable that despite recess, opponents of the agreement have remained active.
Two Republican Senators Marco Rubio (R., Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R., Fla.) demanded that the Obama administration disclose the letters which would assure foreign governments – Chinese, French, British and German – that in case Iran violated the agreement, these countries’ companies wouldn’t be penalized.
As Iran is said to receive at least $150 billion due to the unfreezing of its assets, the two Senators seem willing to use these letters as evidence that President Barack Obama envisages Iran doesn’t meet its commitments, unlike the guarantees given by the White House.
Icing on the cake, the Republicans said, the agreement would allow the inspection of nuclear sites by Iranians. This “is like allowing the inmates to run the jail,” exclaimed Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.). The ratification of the “historic accord” is far from being a sure thing, chiefly after Democratic figures like Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) came out in opposition to it.