The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act ensures accountability in Congress for the outcome of the Iran Deal.
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One of the most concerning implications of the Iran-IAEA agreement, regarding inspections at Parchin, is its precedential value for future access to Iranian military sites.
Why Congress Is Effectively Powerless To Stop The Iran Deal (and Why The Answer is Not the Iran Review Act)
Critics are once again blaming the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act for Congress’s inability to stop the President from implementing the Iran deal. This position is not just wrong, but dangerous, since it deflects attention from the true causes of the predicament Congress finds itself in.
Colum Lynch and John Hudson have an article in Foreign Policy provocatively entitled “Obama Turns to U.N. to Outmaneuver Congress” in which they suggest that the new U.N.
When critics of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act are confronted with the fact that the Act delays the President's ability to implement U.S. sanctions relief under the Iran Deal for 60 days, they sometimes switch to arguments about why the politics of the Act are nonetheless bad. I am skeptical of the Deal, but I think the politics of the Review Act are good, on balance.
We have the Iran Nuclear Review Act to thank for the upcoming congressional and national debate on the Iran deal. Had Congress not enacted that law, President Obama could have lifted U.S. sanctions today under waivers and related provisions that Congress gave him in the past.
Iran’s Parliament has Just Voted to Ban Inspectors from Military Sites. American Negotiators Better Develop Some Spine.
On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of the Iranian parliament, the Majlis,voted to ban access by IAEA inspectors to all military sites, documents and scientists. As one might imagine, that sort of access is crucial for understanding the nature and lawfulness of Iran’s program. According to the Associated Press, the vote—which took place to chants of “death to America” by parliamentarians—“could complicate” the ongoing nuclear talks. It probably should.