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(Worthy News) - Even strong bipartisan disapproval by Congress of the Iranian nuclear deal won’t stop President Obama from implementing the agreement, so the vote next month is shaping up as a warning to Europe against resuming business with Tehran before the next U.S. president is elected.
On his Senate website though, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday became the highest-profile Democrat to endorse the deal and added that he would attempt to sway other members of his party.
Regardless of Mr. Reid’s vote, clear bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate are lining up against the deal. Even so, Mr. Obama has broad executive authority to ease many sanctions on Iran by himself, analysts say.
"He's got enormous power to basically circumvent Congress," said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a critic of the agreement. "He always had in mind a plan that would not require congressional approval. It couldn't be stopped, the way the administration has structured this." [ Source ]
White House Allies Suggest Israel Forged Iran-IAEA Agreement Document
Top White House allies are mounting a campaign to discredit recent reports Iran will be responsible for investigating its own military facility for evidence of nuclear activities under an agreement between international inspectors and Tehran.
The International Atomic Energy Agency will rely on Iran to collect its own environmental samples and turn over photos and videos from its suspected nuclear military site Parchin, according to a draft of a secret side-deal between the agency and the Iranian government published by the Associated Press on Thursday.
White House allies rushed to denounce the report, accusing the AP of publishing a phony document and suggesting that the Israeli government forged it to undermine the Obama administration’s Iran deal. [ Source ]