US Envoy to UN Samantha Power: US will be Isolated if Congress Rejects Iran Deal


With UN envoy warning Congress of political backlash, White House finally explains why it’s lowered itself to using anti-Semitic innuendos, threats and ad hominem when attacking those who campaign against Obama’s & Kerry’s ‘Bad Deal’. 

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.

In an editorial published by Politico, Samantha Power argued that a “no” vote from Congress would make it more difficult for the United States to drum up support for sanctions and partner with like-minded countries to confront crises.

Samantha Power (file) – Photo: Reuters

“If the United States rejects this deal, we would instantly isolate ourselves from countries that spent nearly two years working with American negotiators to hammer out its toughest provisions,” Power wrote in a piece posted late Wednesday.

“We would go from a situation in which Iran is isolated to one in which the United States is isolated.”



The US Congress is due to vote next month on whether to endorse the deal reached in July between Iran and six world powers -Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.

The agreement would lift crippling UN sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program.

Power argued that rejecting the deal would undermine the US’s ability to seek sanctions in other situations because it would convey an image of the United States as “a superpower intent on inflicting pain for its own sake.”

The ambassador urged US senators and representatives to carefully consider the fallout of a “no” vote on US diplomacy.

“The price of our lonely walk away looks very high indeed,” she said.

Even if the Republican-dominated Congress passes a resolution against the deal, President Barack Obama could still veto that move, but the administration would like to avoid such a scenario.

“If Congress rejects the deal, we will project globally an America that is internally divided, unreliable, and dismissive of the views of those with whom we built Iran’s sanctions architecture in the first place,”  Power warned.


AFP contributed to this report.

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  1. Clarice Sykes says:

    We the far, far, far majority of American legal citizens DO and WILL continue to support and stand by Israel. We’re ok if that sticks in this president’s craw. NAFTA gone. New president upcoming. Dancing in the streets.

  2. Clarice Sykes says:

    It’s unfortunate, really – but if that is their feeling, WE WALK AWAY. They will come back. They, prior to last 6 1/2 years, have benefited greatly fm US. Which great Allie would they decide we’re to turn on next – oh, hell NO. Think this to be “yet another – lie or manipulation – from you know who (Obama, v. Jarrett). Answer about Iran deal – NO. NO. NO. If didn’t hear, let me repeat – N O.

  3. Francois says:

    The US does not need to fear other nations if it provides proper leadership and maintains a strong, consistent, and wise foreign policy. What we see from Obama is lies, inconsistency, self delusion, foolhardiness and cowardice. He trots out people like Ms. Power to delineate and perpetuate his bullying and extortion. God speed the day when the whole rat infested Administration is replaced by someone who is mentally balanced and has some real wisdom.

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