President Obama said “you’re going to hear a lot of overheated and often dishonest arguments” against the Iran deal during Saturday’s Weekly Address.
“Our policies toward the arrogant U.S. government will not change”.
The Saudi embassy in Washington said he had “reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for an agreement that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear capability”.
The agreement entrusts the verification responsibility to the global Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations body that has, more or less effectively, monitored compliance with nuclear non-proliferation.
The deal on Iran’s nuclear programme came after years of negotiations.
“The Americans say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon”, Khamenei said.
This deal will make America and the world safer and more secure.
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While Vice President Joe Biden spent the morning corralling and caressing sometime sceptical Congressional Democrats into voting for the deal, Obama preferred the presidential bully pulpit.
In the US Congress, resistance comes not only from Republicans, but also Mr Obama’s own Democratic Party.
In Tehran on Saturday, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in a televised speech that the nuclear deal won’t change Iran’s policy towards the “arrogant” US government. “It was one of the many shameful aspects of this catastrophic Iran deal.” So-called snap-back provisions-which allow world powers to restore sanctions if Iran violates the terms of the deal-will also make banks hesitant to participate in transactions, he added. So this deal actually pushes Iran further away from a bomb.
AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel organization, has launched a new advocacy group to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, said he would hold hearings to ensure members of Congress know what they are voting on. However, Khamenei has said in the past that he door to other issues could open should the USA carry out its obligations under the deal in good faith.
‘It is necessary to increase our interactions for uprooting terrorism and confront the issue of terrorism in the region which could destabilize the regional countries.’.
Gravel: Well, through the Congress is the only way that they can affect. I think that they’re discredited.
Under a law passed last month, Iran’s parliament must approve the nuclear deal but questions of whether the West’s side of the bargain has been met rests with the Supreme National Security Council, rather than lawmakers themselves.