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house Bill H. Joint Res. 64

Should Congress Reject the Iran Nuclear Agreement?

Argument in favor

Unfortunately, the way the agreement is structured will allow Iran not only to continue its enrichment of nuclear material and get sanctions relief, but also to acquire weapons which they might provide to terrorist groups. This is unacceptable, and the U.S. needs a deal with better terms.

DonaldTrump's Opinion
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08/10/2015
"I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. And we won't be using a man like Secretary Kerry that has absolutely no concept of negotiation... who is making a horrible and laughable deal." [Trump's announcement speech]
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ScottWalker's Opinion
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08/10/2015
"Today, Iran’s rulers see our sitting president as weak. @HillaryClinton would only weaken, not strengthen our position overseas. #RSG15" -twitter.com/ScottWalker
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JebBush's Opinion
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08/10/2015
"Obama on CNN agrees Iran is ally against Taliban? Wrong. Insight into wishful thinking that led to bad Iran deal." -twitter.com/JebBush
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Argument opposed

It isn’t perfect — no deal is — but this agreement does give the world the best chance of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Regardless of what the U.S. does, Iran will get sanctions relief elsewhere, and backing out of the deal now could lead to war.

BernieSanders's Opinion
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08/10/2015
“The test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner... This agreement is obviously not all that many of us would have liked, but it beats the alternative – a war with Iran that could go on for years.” [twitter.com/SenSanders]
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BarackObama's Opinion
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08/10/2015
"The choice is ultimately between diplomacy and war. Iran's nuclear program accelerates if Congress kills this deal." [twitter.com/POTUS]
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ElizabethWarren's Opinion
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08/11/2015
"Diplomacy is our best hope of ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, far better than the alternative of escalating tensions and war." [twitter.com/senwarren]
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    "I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. And we won't be using a man like Secretary Kerry that has absolutely no concept of negotiation... who is making a horrible and laughable deal." [Trump's announcement speech]
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    “The test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner... This agreement is obviously not all that many of us would have liked, but it beats the alternative – a war with Iran that could go on for years.” [twitter.com/SenSanders]
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    "The choice is ultimately between diplomacy and war. Iran's nuclear program accelerates if Congress kills this deal." [twitter.com/POTUS]
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    "Diplomacy is our best hope of ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, far better than the alternative of escalating tensions and war." [twitter.com/senwarren]
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    "The Iran Deal demonstrates the tradition of American leadership to make our country, and the world, a safer place." [twitter.com/VP]
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    "Today, Iran’s rulers see our sitting president as weak. @HillaryClinton would only weaken, not strengthen our position overseas. #RSG15" -twitter.com/ScottWalker
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    "Obama on CNN agrees Iran is ally against Taliban? Wrong. Insight into wishful thinking that led to bad Iran deal." -twitter.com/JebBush
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    Yes!!! Why does this administration trust these people??? Don't they pay attention to what is going on? Obviously not
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    I'm not an expert on nuclear weapons or Iran...but the 29 Nobel laureates, science advisors and physicists who wrote a letter to Obama praising the deal are.
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    Can't we at least test diplomacy before resorting to hostility? Iran was already enriching uranium with sanctions, and the deal seeks to deactivate nearly all refineries. Even if Iran doesn't honor the deal, the path to nuclear weapons is certainly slower with oversight than with no actual restraints.
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    This is a treaty that has been worked out with top negotiators form many other countries as well as ours. It is a travesty that a partisan group of people will hold our President hostage to keep him from leading our country.
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    "I think it holds a lot of promise. And I think the deal will be examined and read and will soon be released so that we can see the details of it. The key is that it has to be verifiable and enforceable. If Iran were our friend, we wouldn't have to negotiate."[iowapublicradio.org]
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    While this agreement may not guarantee a "safe" Iran for generations to come, it does give us less volatile and dangerous Iran than we currently have. To vote against this deal is to intentionally undermine the work of the Executive branch for the sake of partisan politics.
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    Rejecting this arms agreement would have disastrous consequences !!
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    Can't afford it
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    Diplomacy before war: this is our chance to do things correctly and with a measured approach
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    Let Donald negotiate it. If it doesn't work blow up their facilities
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    I've done a lot of advocating for Israel's interests before, and I feel strongly that this agreement is excellent for that country. Some of their top military and intelligence minds agree that support of it is a best way forward (http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.669390). Yet the country's current dominant political regime has very effectively mobilized what's to me a dispiriting tide of misinformation that's taken hold with American Jewish leadership and the Republican party. A few truths to keep in mind: there is not support across participating nations to continue prior sanctions regimes; the sanctions being relaxed pertain to Iran not previously negotiating on nuclear arms controls (which is no longer the case); funds being liberalized are several times less than purported; Iran was under no international constraints on nuclear arms development and in the past decade+ Iran's gotten far more advanced than they would have had an agreement like this been in place earlier; this agreement absolutely retards Iran's nuclear arms development for the next 15 years; the international community can continue pressuring Iran beyond the term of this agreement; all key sites can be inspected at any time and the "24 days" about which people express concern relate to practically anywhere else in the country -- allowing for any-time inspection anywhere in the country is a concession of national sovereignty to which no stable country should expect to concede and anyhow it's irrelevant to tracking Iranian nuclear efforts -- if they're doing something seriously scientific somewhere, the 24 days won't allow hiding anything. Most of all, hopefully this is a period during which this deal is a milestone of a liberalization trend for Iran, and if it's not, this deal has the right provisions for the world to get tougher quickly (the "snap back" in fact could prove a brilliant leaver to take on rising Russian & Chinese intentions for Iranian trade & relations should it prove necessary -- more leverage than where that situation had been heading)
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    This is a good deal. The U.S. Does not need another War and we, the U.S. Need to learn to work with other nations.
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    Anything is better than war, people said the same thing when Reagan negotiated with the USSR. I also believe easing trade restrictions will leader to a more free Iran.
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