In a letter recently released by Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), the State Department emphasized that the Iran deal – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – is not binding under international law.
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David Rivkin and Lee Casey maintain in the WSJ that the Iranian Nuclear Deal is, among other things, "unconstitutional, violates international law and features commitments that President Obama could not lawfully make.” Their arguments are quite weak.
As Congress begins its consideration of the Iran deal, two distinct debates have been hopelessly conflated. The first is the debate over how Congress should vote on the so-called “resolution of disapproval” that will be introduced sometime in early September. A second is less concrete but no less critical: Not whether a better alternative now lies before us, but whether we could and should have done better. It is in reply to this question that the White House’s repeated warnings of war (and other bad consequences) are a misdirection. Worse, they are an evasion of democratic accountability.
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.