View Full Version : Draft GOP Bill in US Senate Breaches Iran Nuclear Deal

10-23-2017, 01:14 PM
Draft Legislation sponsored by GOP Senators Bob Corker and Tom Cotton adds unacceptable new requirements to the deal – a binding international agreement not subject to revision by any of its signatories, Washington one of them.
Draft GOP Senate provisions illegally prohibit flight testing, manufacture or deployment of ICBM’s capable of carrying any type warheads – including attempts to convert space-launched vehicles into ICBMs.
Also banned are any activities aiming to acquire nuclear material or equipment capable of producing it from foreign sources.
It details how Washington would freeze Iran’s “breakout timeline” to produce enough fissile material for nuclear weapons it deplores, doesn’t want, and strongly advocates a Middle East from them, Israel the region’s only armed and dangerous nuclear power.
It also demands IAEA access to any Iranian sites, including military ones – something few, if any, nations would permit, certainly not America or Israel.
Other provisions include removing so-called “sunset” clauses, lifting restrictions on some Iranian nuclear activities after 10 or 15 years.
Semi-annual reporting on Iranian compliance is required, interfering with the IAEA’s monitoring mandate. Iranian policies unrelated to the deal could be used to build an alleged case of noncompliance – no matter how untrue.
Trump wants the JCPOA illegally toughened. He threatened to pull out of the deal otherwise – more evidence America can never be trusted if he walks away from an international treaty – not the first time for the nation if happens.
Sordid US history includes many treaties and agreements Washington unilaterally violated. The JCPOA appears next in line.
On his own, Trump can’t end the deal. Ending US involvement would significantly weaken it, Congress able to renew all sanctions removed under the agreement.
Key would be if other P5+1 countries observe them. If not, the JCPOA could be saved. Otherwise, it could be rendered meaningless.
House and Senate undemocratic Dems oppose revising or weakening the JCPOA. It’s unclear how many Republicans will go along

More at: https://www.globalresearch.ca/draft-gop-bill-in-us-senate-breaches-iran-nuclear-deal/5614474

10-27-2017, 11:45 AM
House Passes New Missile Sanctions Against Iran
Seeks Sanctions on All Foreign Supporters of Iran
Jason Ditz Posted on October 26, 2017

In a 423-2 vote, the US House of Representatives has passed the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act,” which intends to impose sanctions of the Iranian government as well as international entities that are determined by the president to “support” Iran.