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(Worthy News) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, though the show of support was interrupted shortly afterward by a war of words between the American and Iranian ambassadors. The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and authorized a series of measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions that have hurt Iran's economy.
U.N. Sanctions Will Be Lifted
The document specifies that seven resolutions related to U.N. sanctions will be terminated when Iran has completed a series of major steps to curb its nuclear program and the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded that "all nuclear material in Iran remains in peaceful activities."
All provisions of the U.N. resolution will terminate in 10 years, including the "snap back" provision on sanctions. [ Source ]
Republicans Blast President Obama for Bypassing Congress
As the United Nations Security Council endorsed a deal Monday to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions, Republicans blasted President Obama for seeking international approval before Congress can review the agreement.
Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said Mr. Obama’s decision to go to the U.N. before Congress "is an affront to the American people."
"The administration is more concerned about jamming this deal through than allowing the scrutiny it deserves," Mr. Cornyn said in a statement. "Congress will carefully examine this agreement and, regardless of what the U.N. believes, vote it down if it jeopardizes American security and paves the way for a nuclear-armed Iran." [ Source ]
Obama tells Congress to take note after UN okays Iran deal
Obama said he hoped the passage earlier Monday would "send a clear message that the overwhelming number of countries" recognize that diplomacy is "by far our strongest approach to ensuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.
"There is broad international consensus around this issue," Obama added. "My working assumption is that Congress will pay attention to that broad basic consensus." [ Source ]
U.N. Council backs Iran nuclear deal but Tehran hardliners object
Even before the Council passed the resolution in New York, top Guards commander Mohammed Ali Jafari denounced it for interfering with Iran's military operations and crossing "red lines" set by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
"We will never accept it," he was quoted as saying by the semi-official Tasnim News Agency.
Iranian hardliners are worried that U.N. inspectors may gain some access to sensitive military sites under the resolution, which becomes international law.
The country’s senior nuclear negotiator, Seyed Abbas Araghchi, dismissed critics' concerns and called the resolution an "unprecedented achievement in Iran’s history". The deal must be approved by Iran's National Security Council and later by Khamenei. Parliament's role is not clear. [ Source ]