Jewish Voice Commentary:
Seems like it’s more of the same disingenuous rhetoric being disseminated by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). This time it’s about his public intention to co-sponsor the Corker-Menendez bill which is also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. If one reads between the lines, it is clearly apparent that Schumer is still in favor of any deal that would be struck with Iran; be it good or bad. President Obama has feverishly attempted to foster a nuclear arms race by acquiescing to Iran’s demands for hegemony in the region in addition to finally achieving his signature foreign policy victory. Chuck Schumer’s agenda includes that of doing the nefarious bidding of the White House as it pertains to the Iranian nuclear threat and the survival of Israel. This seasoned and deft politician has not changed his stripes. He has just re-invented himself.
SCHUMER TO CO-SPONSOR IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT REVIEW ACT OF 2015; URGES CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT & OVERSIGHT OF IRANIAN COMPLIANCE WITH FINAL DEAL
Senator Has Publicly Announced Support for ‘Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015,’ Which Requires Congressional Review of the Final Iran Agreement; Will Now Co-Sponsor Critical Legislation; Schumer Has Been a Strong Supporter for the Toughest Possible Sanctions Against Iran
Schumer: Congress Should Have a Say On Any Final Agreement With Iran—The Sanctions Regime is Crafted by Congress and The Risk of a Nuclear Iran is Far Too Important for Israel & the United States for Congress Not to Have Ability to Review a Nuclear Deal With Iran
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he is cosponsoring the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which requires the President to submit the details of the Iran deal to Congress. Schumer has already publicly announced support for the legislation, which prohibits the President from suspending or reducing congressional sanctions on Iran for sixty days while Congress reviews the deal. Schumer today said that it is absolutely critical to prevent a nuclear Iran because it is an existential threat to Israel, would further destabilize an already volatile region, and is a strategic threat to the United States. Schumer explained that the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), will help ensure congressional review of the final Iran deal before it is put into place. Schumer also noted that Congress played a pivotal role in crafting the sanctions regime, which brought Iran to the bargaining table, and that changes to that regime should be reviewed by it.
“We must do everything to prevent a nuclear Iran and so any potential agreement must prevent Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon. Congress played a lead role in crafting the tough-and-effective sanctions regime that brought Iran to the table, and Congress should have a role on how those sanctions are altered in any final agreement with Iran. That’s why I strongly support this legislation, which will give Congress the ability to weigh in on any potential Iran deal. This issue is far too important – for the United States, for Israel, for the entire Middle East – for Congress not to have any ability to review a nuclear deal with Iran,” said Senator Schumer.
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 requires congressional review of the Iran agreement. Specifically, within five days of concluding a deal with Iran, the President must submit the text of the agreement to Congress. In addition, the legislation says that the President is prohibited from suspending, waiving or reducing congressional sanctions for sixty days. During this period, Congress may hold hearings and approve, disapprove or take no action on the agreement. Lastly, after the congressional review period, the President would be required to assess Iran’s compliance with the agreement every ninety days.
Schumer is also a co-sponsor of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015. Schumer has said that if Iran cannot come to a strong deal by negotiation deadline, additional pressure is needed on the Iranian regime with more sanctions.