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senate Bill S. 825

Suppressing Nuclear Plans: Keeping Sanctions On Iran

Argument in favor

The sanctions on Iran are one of the few things that Congress and the American public are relatively united on. Making them into law and preventing the President from removing them is best for the country's safety.

DonaldTrump's Opinion
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06/18/2015
"I would have doubled and tripled up the sanctions." [cnn.com]
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ScottWalker's Opinion
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08/20/2015
“I will terminate that deal...I will put in place crippling economic sanctions on Iran, and I will convince our allies to do the same.” Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/14/scott-walker-says-he-would-kill-iran-deal-and-seek-crippling-sanctions/
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rickwhite42's Opinion
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04/29/2015
Iran has been given more than enough time to comply with UN inspectors in opening their facilities for inspection. They have openly stated that the primary goal of their nuclear program is to supply terrorist groups with such weapons and vows to destroy both the U.S and our only ally In the Middle East, Israel. Congressional leaders need to stand firm on this issue and continue to stand with Israel.
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Argument opposed

The President needs flexibility in negotiating overseas treaties — especially when they involve nuclear proliferation. This bill would make a nuclear agreement with Iran depend on a potentially dysfunctional new Congress.

ElizabethWarren's Opinion
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08/20/2015
“Senator Warren believes we must exhaust every effort to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy, and she does not support imposing additional sanctions through new legislation while diplomatic efforts to achieve a long-term agreement are ongoing.” [washingtonpost.com]
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BarackObama's Opinion
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08/20/2015
"Building a nuclear bomb requires either uranium or plutonium. But thanks to this deal, Iran’s four possible ways to leverage those fissile materials are blocked." [whitehouse.gov]
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05/18/2015
Congress is using a diplomatic issue to win popular support while endangering the entire free world. Congress has shown themselves to be nearly incapable of negotiating anything. It would be best to keep themselves and their politicking out of this issue.
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    IntroducedMarch 19th, 2015
    "I would have doubled and tripled up the sanctions." [cnn.com]
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    “Senator Warren believes we must exhaust every effort to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy, and she does not support imposing additional sanctions through new legislation while diplomatic efforts to achieve a long-term agreement are ongoing.” [washingtonpost.com]
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    “If Iran does not live up to the agreement, sanctions may be reapplied,” Sanders said. “If Iran moves toward a nuclear weapon, all available options remain on the table. I think it is incumbent upon us, however, to give the negotiated agreement a chance to succeed.”
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    "Building a nuclear bomb requires either uranium or plutonium. But thanks to this deal, Iran’s four possible ways to leverage those fissile materials are blocked." [whitehouse.gov]
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    Congress is using a diplomatic issue to win popular support while endangering the entire free world. Congress has shown themselves to be nearly incapable of negotiating anything. It would be best to keep themselves and their politicking out of this issue.
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    “I will terminate that deal...I will put in place crippling economic sanctions on Iran, and I will convince our allies to do the same.” Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/14/scott-walker-says-he-would-kill-iran-deal-and-seek-crippling-sanctions/
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    Interesting - legislation to overrule treaty provisions that should have gone through congress in the first place but instead came through an executive order. Both sides have valid arguments and the tactic is a reasonable one to force debate. That said I'm against it largely because of the precedent it sets - the executive order is a valuable tool used by every president and the likelihood of this bill passing is extremely low.
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    Iran has been given more than enough time to comply with UN inspectors in opening their facilities for inspection. They have openly stated that the primary goal of their nuclear program is to supply terrorist groups with such weapons and vows to destroy both the U.S and our only ally In the Middle East, Israel. Congressional leaders need to stand firm on this issue and continue to stand with Israel.
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    The President needs to be able to negotiate in good faith without Congress undermining him. We do NOT need another war!
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    “should pass bills to reinstate sanctions in advance if negotiations fail and require approval if an agreement is reached.” Read more at http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/02/18/3624417/oops-trying-attack-obama-jeb-bush-also-criticizes-brother/
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    "We will not let Iran acquire a nuclear weapon, period." [theweek.com]
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    Sanctions were set by the legislative branch and were signed by POTUS. If POTUS has negotiated with Iran which is part of his duty as an executive it goes without saying constitutionally Senate has to approve this treaty as well as repeal any sanctions already set in law
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    The real reason for a law it seems to us is to bypass the president. Negotiations required the ability to achieve the best outcome not a self imposed straight jacket. Don't you have more important things to do in education, jobs and infrastructure to make us a world leader again instead of hiding behind our military power.
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    Maryland had “passed some of the earliest and strongest sanctions against Iranian nuclear development of any state in the nation,” [jpupdates.com]
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    This action is by definition a treaty and the President needs the ability to negotiate without having Congress second guessing his authority.
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    No deals, no time, no way. Under it current, extremist regime, Iran is a snake in the grass and will always be one. Obama is just playing with dynamite to impress the world. He should be locked away somewhere before he hurts more people than he already has.
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    Why not TRY something else? What we've done in the past has FAILED MISERABLY. The peace plan has the support of almost all the UN, Britain, Germany, France, China, & Russia. As the former senior military intelligence analyst for the army, there IS NO RISK. IRAN IS SURROUNDED by dozens of US bases. Israel has dozens and dozens of (illegally obtained )nukes. We have nukes. There is zero threat and if it doesnt work, in a few months we break it off. People against this have ZERO experience in the region. Plus SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR THE PRESIDENT. NOBODY SECOND GUESSED THE SHITBAG REAGAN WHEN HE NEGOTIATED WITH the USSR. OR when he SOLD MISSILES to Iran. Or when he FUNDED Osama bin Laden &Saddam Hussein.
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    Let the president continue negotiations, if the negotiations fail, raise sanctions higher / strategic strike nuclear sites.
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    Diplomacy, we are a democracy not a dictatorship
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    On this matter I feel the president does not have this nation's best interest at hand. These people of Artie said as soon as they get the bomb they will use it on Israel and then us
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