Obama’s U.N. plan backfires on Congress

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(Worthy News) – President Obama’s attempt to outmaneuver Congress and win quick United Nations approval for the Iran nuclear agreement is backfiring on him in Congress, and could further erode support among key players, the Washington Examiner reported.

Key senators were already outraged that the administration was taking the lead in negotiating a deal and sidelining Congress’ traditional role of being directly involved in haggling the finer points of arms control agreements. They were resigned to let the administration handle the negotiations in return for the promise that they would have ample opportunity to review the deal and vote on it.

But Kerry this week moved to exert the maximum global leverage on Congress by circulating a legally binding draft of the deal to the United Nations Security Council. A vote at the U.N. is expected early next week to end the international body’s sanctions against Iran in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. [ Source ]

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