So, this week 47 Republican Senators signed a letter to Iran’s leaders warning that any nuclear deal with President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office.
In the letter, the senators said Congress plays a role in ratifying international agreements. Noting Obama will leave office in January 2017, they said any deal not approved by Congress would be merely “an executive agreement” that could be revoked by Congress.
The letter also warned that any nuclear agreement could be reversed by by the next president “with a stroke of a pen.”
Iran immediately took the 47 Republicans that signed the letter to the woodshed…
“In our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy,” Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, said in a statement.
“It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history.”
Iran’s Zarif continued to school the Republicans. “I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement ‘with the stroke of a pen’ … it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law,” he said in a statement.
I don’t think I know enough adjectives to describe how stupid and traitorous this seditious stunt by the Republicans is.