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This comes from Gabriel Noronha, a former high ranking State Department Official, who said that his “former State Department, National Security Council and European Union Colleagues are so concerned with the concessions being made by Robert Malley in Vienna that they’ve allowed me to publish some of the details of the coming deal in the hopes that Congress will act to stop this capitulation.”
Noronha tweeted that his former colleagues have warned him, “what’s happening in Vienna is a total disaster. The entire negotiations have been filtered and ‘essentially run’ by Russian diplomat Mikhail Ulanov.” He added, “The deal being negotiated in Vienna is dangerous to our national security, it is illegal, and in no way serves U.S. national security interests in either the long or the short term.”
The tweets can be read here.
Sanctions would also be lifted on major assets unrelated to the Iranian nuclear deal, such as the Mostazafan bonyad – essentially an untaxed conglomerate run by the Iranian regime – which was responsible for illegal confiscation of Jewish property after the 1979 revolution.
State department lawyers are apparently working on “very creative” ways to circumvent Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (INARA), which stipulates that Congress has a right to review any nuclear agreement reached with Iran. Additionally, the US may be set to release billions of dollars currently frozen in South Korean banks next week in exchange for the release of US hostages.
As a result of the 2015 JCPOA, a federal law was passed entitled, “The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015,” which mandates that the administration must submit before Congress for evaluation any deal that has been brokered with Iran, as well as all related documents and side deals. It is up to our elected officials in Congress to decide whether or not this deal would warrant implementation, and whether in the long run, this will serve or hinder our national security interests.
EMET believes this deal constitutes nothing short of an arms control treaty and must be brought before Congress for a free and open public debate, which requires two-thirds of the Senate to ratify it. If it is not presented before Congress, it is only because the negotiators realize that it is simply too weak for our American legislators to review it.
If you do not know your senators’ or representative’s number, please dial (202) 224-3121.
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