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Biden Admin. Won't Acknowledge Iran Deal Explicitly to Skirt Congress - Analysis

The Biden administration won’t say “Iran Deal,” apparently because it fears Congress.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Yuli Edelstein have called it a “small agreement,” a “mini-deal” and a “memorandum of understanding,” but the State Department is doing the rhetorical equivalent of whistling and saying “nothing to see here”.

Why is the Biden administration not saying "Iran Deal?" The reason for this is the 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), which requires the US president to bring any agreement relating to Tehran’s nuclear program to Congress for a 30-day review period.

The law states that “if the President does not submit such 90-day compliance certification” – that Iran complies with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) – “or has determined that Iran has materially breached an agreement and not cured it, legislation reinstating statutory sanctions against Iran introduced within 60 calendar days of such event shall be entitled to expedited consideration.”

In other words, if Iran is violating the JCPOA – which it has been, for years – then Congress can fast-track a bill to reinstate sanctions

Legally though, the president may enter into an executive agreement without approval from Congress, so in that sense, INARA-based congressional review can’t stop President Joe Biden from doing what he wants. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that the Iran deal will not flourish in any form and that our allies will vehemently oppose any and all Iranian nuclear activity. We pray that You will make the Middle East safe and that the world will not experience a nuclear war.”

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