Iran’s leaders received a formal warning from 47 Republican senators saying: ‘Iran’s ayatollahs need to know, anything not approved by the U.S. Congress is a mere executive agreement.’
By Arutz Sheva
Rogin says the letter is meant “not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a deal but also to pressure the White House into giving Congress some authority over the process.”
“It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system … Anything not approved by Congress is a mere executive agreement,” the senators wrote. “The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”
“Iran’s ayatollahs need to know before agreeing to any nuclear deal that … any unilateral executive agreement is one they accept at their own peril,” Cotton told Rogin.
The new letter is the latest piece of an effort by Senators in both parties to ensure that Congress will have some say on whether a deal is signed.
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