IRAN Nuclear Deal
MIDDLE EAST SECTION Iran Nuclear Deal --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARTICLES CFR (Council of Foreign Relations) Clyde - Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia 2021/11/21 Rep. Clyde demands answers from Biden ADMINISTRATION AFTER HOUTHIS TAKE OVER U.S. EMBASSY Washington, DC, The Daily Beast 2017 The Real Reason Obama Did the Iran Deal. The U.S. allows Tehran to keep its nuclear program with the secret hope that America’s foe will become a friend. Leslie Gelb FAIR US dot org Get Ready for a Border Surge the Likes of Which Our Country Has Never Seen Before, Warns FAIR our Excerpt: Get Ready for a Border Surge the Likes of Which Our Country Has Never Seen Before, Warns FAIR (Washington, D.C.) — The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response the Biden administration’s announcement that Title 42 will officially end on May 23: “The Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42 without an adequate back-up plan is yet another example of their contempt for public health, safety, and national sovereignty. This is an unprecedented invitation to chaos at the border. “Having abandoned or sabotaged nearly every form of deterrence against illegal immigration as part of their political goal of open borders, the Biden administration’s continued use of Title 42 has served as the only tool preventing nearly every border crosser from being released into the United States. “Since the day President Biden was sworn in, open borders activists and policymakers within his administration have pressed for the elimination of Title 42. They viewed it not as an essential public health policy, but an obstacle to mass migration. They finally got their wish. “From a public health perspective, maintaining Title 42 is fully justified. Nearly a million Americans have died from COVID, and new outbreaks are raging around the world. By the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) own estimates, one million people would cross our borders within the first six weeks after Title 42 is canceled. Most of these people will be traveling in large groups and arriving from countries with low rates of vaccination. “The Biden administration has no strategy to deter or prevent the massive wave of illegal immigration that they know is coming once Title 42 is lifted. Thus far, their only efforts are geared toward managing the crisis they plan to unleash on the American public. “We all hope and pray that the day will soon come when Title 42 is no longer a necessary tool to protect public health. Likewise, the vast majority of Americans hope, pray, and demand that the Biden administration will one day begin to honor its responsibility to secure our border and protect the public interest by restoring some of the immigration policies they have systematically sabotaged.” Contact: Preston Huennekens, 202-328-7004 or Fox News -2022/04/05 Fox News House Republicans send letter to Hunter Biden law firm seeking preservation of records. Andrew Mark Miller Reuters 2022/04/04 Iran blames U.S. for halt to Vienna nuclear talks. Reuters https //www reuters com/world/iran-blames-us-halt-vienna-nuclear-talks-with-world-powers-2022-04-04/ Excerpt: Iran has said that there are still outstanding issues, including Washington removing a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) designation against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). …A Russian demand forced world powers to pause nuclear negotiations in early March, But Moscow later said it had written guarantees that its trade with Iran would not be affected by Ukraine-related sanctions, suggesting Moscow could allow a revival of the tattered pact to go forward. The Hill GOP Senators ramp up pressure on Biden to scrap Iran talks New York Post 2022/03/04 Biden on verge of making worst deal ever with Iran News Max 2022/02/07 GOP Senators Demand Congressional Say in Iran Nuclear Deal Schweikert 2021/05/28 Congressman Schweikert Leads Letter to President Biden Opposing United States Return to the Iran Nuclear Deal Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) led a letter with 23 Members of Congress to President Biden urging the Administration not to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to not lift any sanctions imposed on Iran. “It is critical for the United States to stand in firm opposition to Iran, and keep sanctions in place to help deter terrorism in the region. It is important not only for our own national security, but for the safety and security of Israel as well. By re-entering the JCPOA, the U.S. would be providing Iranian leaders an undeserving gift of financial sanctions relief, which would directly benefit Hamas, who most recently launched over 3,000 rockets towards Israeli schools, homes, and houses of worship. I am hopeful the President will answer this call to stay out of the JCPOA and keep the current sanctions on the Iranian regime in place.” IRAN LETTER - GALLAGHER Letter content Important Input from Mike Gallagher, Republican Representative in the 8th District of Wisconsin below “The Compass”, Newsletter Volume 3, Spring 2022, p.2, Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin IRAN: Biden Intent on Repeating Obama-era Mistakes also see it at: Full Excerpt: Yet another example of President Biden’s weakness on foreign policy is his backdoor “diplomacy” with Iran. At the same time Biden claims to make Putin a “pariah”, his administration is using Russian negotiators to strike a new nuclear deal with Iran. This is insane. There is really no such thing as “diplomacy” with a hostile nation like Iran. Diplomacy requires good faith on both sides. Any deal or promises made to Iran via official or unofficial channels are non-binding without congressional approval. To underscore our opposition to any deal that is not preconditions on Iran fully dismantling all its enrichment capabilities, nearly 200 of my Republican colleagues penned a letter President Biden. On the adjacent page [see below] is the text of the letter, but the bottom line is this: If Biden resuscitates the Iran deal, it would be a win for Putin and a loss for the United States of America. It’s that simple. February 16, 2022 Dear President Biden: In recent days, news out of Vienna suggests the Iranian regime is demanding a “guarantee” that U.S. sanctions will never be reimposed so long as they comply with the terms of an agreement regarding their illicit nuclear program. As duly elected representatives of American citizens across the United States, sent to Washington to check and balance the executive branch as established by the separation of powers in our Constitution, we feel compelled to remind you that you do not have the power to provide any such “guarantee.” Indeed, if you forge an agreement with the Supreme Leader of Iran without formal Congressional approval, it will be temporary and non-binding and will meet the same fate as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). If you continue to ignore Congress, thereby repeating the mistakes of the Obama Administration with the JCPOA, we can guarantee the following: We will oppose any agreement that lifts U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime without first verifying they have fully accounted for all past and present undeclared nuclear activities, fully dismantled their enrichment and reprocessing- related infrastructure and capabilities, verifiably ended all research and development on nuclear-capable missiles and fully dismantled all existing nuclear-capable missiles, verifiably halted all sponsorship of terrorism, released all American hostages and paid U.S. federal court judgements owed to the American victims of terrorism sponsored by the Iranian regime. We will view any agreement reached in Vienna which is not submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification as a treaty—including any and all secret agreements made with Iran directly or on the sidelines of official talks—as non- binding. We will demand that any such agreement be submitted to Congress pursuant to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and we will use the law’s 30-day review period to warn our colleagues, the American public and the private sector about any dangers and flaws of such an agreement. We will work tirelessly to reimpose and strengthen any terrorism, missile or human rights sanctions lifted, suspended or otherwise weakened by such an agreement–including terrorism sanctions imposed on the Central Bank of Iran and the National Iranian Oil Company. We will oppose any attempt to rescind the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization and will work to expand U.S. sanctions on all government entities, banks, companies and individuals connected to the IRGC. We will work to invoke the snapback provision of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, including the enactment of sanctions targeting the supply of arms or missiles to Iran, any enrichment-related activity by Iran and any research and development on ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. As part of our legislative oversight responsibility, we will investigate any connections between the negotiations in Vienna over Iran’s illicit nuclear program—in which we are relying upon the Russians as our intermediary because the Iranians refuse to negotiate with us directly—and the negotiations with the Russians regarding their invasion of Ukraine. If your dependency on the Russians to revive the JCPOA is weakening our deterrent posture with the Russians in other areas of the world, the American people deserve to know. The Iranian regime brutally represses, persecutes, tortures, and murders its own people. It wastes the Iranian people’s resources on terrorism, foreign aggression, missiles and nuclear weapons capabilities. We hope to see the day where all U.S. sanctions on Iran can be lifted, when the U.S. and Iran can enjoy normalized relations, and when the people of Iran have a government that respects human dignity. But that day will not come if you provide sanctions relief that will fuel the regime’s corruption and incompetence at the expense of the Iranian people. We urge you to change course, learn from the first JCPOA’s failures, and work with Congress to impose maximum pressure on the Iranian regime. Names of Congress Members Who Signed Robert B. Aderholt Rick W. Allen, Georgia-12 Mark E. Amodei, Nevada-2 Jodey C. Arrington, TX-19 Don Bacon, Nebraska-2 James R. Baird, Indiana-4 Troy Balderson, Ohio-12 Jim Banks, Indiana-3 Andy Barr, Kentucky-6 Cliff Bentz, Oregon-2 Jack Bergman, MI-01 Stephanie Bice OK-5 Gus M. Bilirakis, Florida-12 Mike Bost, IL-12 Mo Brooks, AL-5 Vern Buchanan, FL-16 Larry Bucshon, M.D., IN-8 Tedd Budd, NC-13 Tim Burchett, TN-02 Michael C. Burgess, M.D., TX-26 Jerry L. Carl, AL-1 Kat Cammack, FL-3 Mike Carey, OH-15 Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, GA-1 John R. Carter, TX-31 Steve Chabot, OH-1 Liz Cheney, WY Ben Cline, VA-6 Michael Cloud, TX-27 Dan Crenshaw, Texas-2 John R. Curtis, Utah-3 Warren Davidson, OH-8 Rodney Davis, IL-13 Mario Diaz-Balart Florida-25 Scott DesJarlais, M.D., TN-4 Byron Donalds, FL-19 Jefferson Van Drew, NJ-2 Jeff Duncan, SC-3 Neal P. Dunn, M.D., FL-2 Beth Van Duyne, TX-24 Jake Ellzey, TX-6 Tom Emmer, MN-6 Ron Estes, KS-4 Pat Fallon, TX-4 Randy Feenstra, Iowa-4 A. Drew Ferguson IV, GA-3 Michelle Fischbach, MN-7 Brian Fitzpatrick, PA-01 Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann TN-3 Virginia Foxx, NC-5 C. Scott Franklin, FL-15 Russ Fulcher, ID-1 Mike Gallagher, WI-8 Andrew R. Garbarino, NY-2 Mike Garcia, CA-25 Bob Gibbs, OH-7 Louie Gohmert, TX-1 Tony Gonzales, TX-23 Bob Good, VA-5 Lance Gooden, TX-5 Garret Graves, LA-6 Sam Graves, MI-6 Glenn Grothman, WI-6 Brett Guthrie, KY-2 Jim Hagedorn, MN-1 Andy Harris, M.D., MD-1 Vicky Hartzler, MO-4 Kevin Hern, OK-1 Yvette Herrell, NM Jody B. Hice, GA-10 French Hill, AR-2 Ashley Hinson, IA-1 Richard Hudson, NC-8 Bill Huizenga, MI-2 Darrell Issa, CA-50 Ronny L. Jackson, TX-13 Chris Jacobs, NY-27 Bill Johnson, OH-6 Mike Johnson, LA-4 Jim Jordan, OH-4 Overview - Summary, Definition, Contextual and Background Information Fleshing out contents of “Iran Letter” Referencing: The letter basically covers these main topics of concern o Iran’s ongoing terrorist activities and terrorism victims, paramilitary/militia terrorist designation, human rights o Nuclear weapon related issues - research, materials that go into weapons, ballistic missiles o Retaining previously agreed sanctions, and adding or increasing them if needed o Entities flagged as dangerous and needing sanctions and oversight o Deals made overtly or covertly needing Congressional review and approval-unauthorized, non-binding treaties o Previous Congressional, Executive level and United Nations formalized written documents (acts, etc.) Acts, Resolutions, Plan of Action o Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) o UN Security Council Resolution 2231 o Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 Entities, Terrorist-State Actors, Leaders o Central Bank of Iran and the National Iranian Oil Company o Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps o Supreme Leader of Iran On Sanctions against Iran o Sanction Issues discussed throughout letter o Definition of Sanction o Iran wants no sanctions: A guarantee is being requested by Iran to not impose them Congress needs to be involved to approve or disapprove keep executive branch in check past serious problem with Obama administration and Iranian deal-making o “If you [Biden] continue to ignore Congress, thereby repeating the mistakes of the Obama Administration with the JCPOA…[Congress will do this] the guarantee is about something that is already illicit the moderate western world forum does not support Iranian nuclear power o Iran tends to misuse power across the board “on all government entities, banks, companies and individuals connected to the IRGC” Definition - Sanction A sanction is a 1) penalty (negative response) or 2) permission/approval (positive response). It is a type of control. sanc·tion [ˈsaNG(k)SH(ə)n] 1) As penalty NOUN: a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule: Example: "a range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse" Synonyms: penalty · punishment · deterrent · punitive action · discipline · [more] VERB: impose a sanction or penalty on: "foreigners in France illegally should be sent home, their employers sanctioned and border controls tightened up" synonyms: punish · discipline someone for 2) As permission VERB: give official permission or approval for (an action): "only two treatments have been sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration" synonyms:authorize · consent to · permit · allow · give leave for · [more] Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, became a law in May 2015: H.R. 1191 Sponsor: Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] (Introduced 03/02/2015) Stems from an earlier act: The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 134 the following new section: ``SEC. 135. <> CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT OF AGREEMENTS WITH IRAN. JCPOA Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) UN Security Council Resolution 2231 - resolution endorsed JCPOA - 15 nations involved incl. 5 permanent plus Germany, EU, Iran Wikipedia United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 was a 20 July 2015 resolution endorsing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the nuclear program of Iran. It sets out an inspection process and schedule while also preparing for the removal of United Nations sanctions against Iran. The 15 nations on the Security Council unanimously endorsed the resolution, which had been negotiated by the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran. COMMENTS 2022/04/08 Personal comment I feel Kamala Harris and her (his?) allies should be fully investigated in their connection to Iran, and to watch for a continued hidden Obama link. In addition, watch for an Obama-Hawaii-link with Asian, Polynesian, SE Asian and Muslim ties and how this relates to Kamala Harris, along with old Black Power Movement aspects out of California with Kamala Harris, and Chicago connections with Obama; watch for Obama’s (alleged) mother’s ties earlier to Asian banking; watch for Kamala Harris’ Jewish husband and his past roots, especially with the MPM; Kamala’s ties to the Caribbean; Kamala’s ties to a possible leftist professor father. Obama is an angry black man (angry with white America and the legitimately operating US) who sees Iran as a route to racially linked power-again, it important to pay close attention to Hawaii’s MPM and Obama; Hawaii does not get enough attention in this regard. Obama most definitely has had, and still has, something up his sleeve that is contrary to the best interests of the United States. You can go to the bank on this fact. On Russians as intermediary communicators between US and Iran Gallagher (et al) rightly flag this issue. We are essentially vicariously at war with Russia over Ukraine, so Russia should not be our proxy negotiators with Iran. 2022/04/07 This input is linked to Notes-News Clips for this date. I very strongly support Rep. Mike Gallagher’s (WI-R) stance on the Iran issue with Biden, along with the many Republicans who cosigned his letter in February 2022.. Updates: 2022/04/09 PAGE STARTED, with content moved from recent Notes-News
Articles Iran Letter - Gallagher o Letter - content o Names: of Congress Members who signed o States & Districts: where Congress Members reside o Overview - Summary, Definition, Contextual, Background Comments o 2022/04/08 Fleshing out contents of “Iran Letter” o 2022/04/07 Showing support for Gallagher, et al “Iran Letter”
John Katko, NY-24 Fred Keller, PA-12 Mike Kelly,PA-16 Trent Kelly, MS-1 Young Kim, CA-39 David Kustoff, TN-8 Darin LaHood, IL-18 Doug Lamborn, CO-5 Robert E. Latta, OH-5 Jake LaTurner, KS-2 Debbie Lesko, AZ-8 Julia Letlow, LA-5 Billy Long, MO-7 Barry Loudermilk, GA-11 Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO-3 Nancy Mace, SC-1 Nicole Malliotakis, NY-11 Tracey Mann, KS-1 Brian Mast, FL-18 Kevin McCarthy, CA-23 Michael T. McCaul, TX-10 Lisa C. McClain, MI-10 Tom McClintock, CA-4 Patrick T. McHenry, NC-10 David McKinley, WV-1 Daniel Meuser, PA-9 Carol D. Miller, WV-3 Mary E. Miller, IL-15 Mariannette Miller-Meeks, IA-2 Barry Moore, AL-2 Blake D. Moore, UT-1 Markwayne Mullin, OK-2 Gregory F. Murphy, M.D Troy E. Nehls, TX-22 Dan Newhouse, WA-4 Ralph Norman, SC-6 Steven M. Palazzo, MS-4 Gary J. Palmer, AL-6 Greg Pence, IN-6 Scott Perry, PA-4 August Pfluger, TX-11 Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Mike Rogers, AL-3 John Rose, TN-6 David Rouzer, NC-7 Chip Roy, TX-21 John H. Rutherford, FL-4 Maria Elvira Salazar, FL-27 Steve Scalise, LA-1 David Schweikert, AZ-6 Pete Sessions, TX-17 Austin Scott, GA-8 Michael K. Simpson, ID-2 Adrian Smith, NE-3 Victoria Spartz, IN-5 Pete Stauber, MN-8 Michelle Steel, CA-48 Elise M. Stefanik, NY-21 Bryan Steil, WI-1 W. Gregory Steube, FL-17 Chris Stewart, UT-2 Jason Smith, MS-8 Van Taylor, TX-3 Claudia Tenney, NY-22 Glenn "GT" Thompson, PA-15 Thomas P. Tiffany, WI-7 William R. Timmons IV Michael R. Turner, OH-10 David G. Valadao, CA-21 Ann Wagner, MO-22 Tim Walberg, MI-7 Jackie Walorski, IN-2 Mike Waltz, FL-6 Randy K. Weber, Sr, TX-14 Daniel Webster, FL-11 Roger Williams, TX-25 Joe Wilson, SC-2 Robert J. Wittman, VA-1 Steve Womack, AR-3 Lee Zeldin, NY-1
States/Districts from Left Alabama Jerry L. Carl, AL-1 Barry Moore, AL-2 Mo Brooks, AL-5 Gary G Plamer, AL-6 Arizona Debbie Lesko, AZ-8 David Schweikert, AZ-6 Arkansas French Hill, AR-2 Steve Womack, AR-3 California Tom McClintock, CA-4 David G. Valadao, CA-21 Kevin McCarthy, CA-23 Mike Garcia, CA-25 Young Kim, CA-39 Michelle Steel, CA-48 Darrell Issa, CA-50 Colorado Doug Lamborn, CO-5 Florida Neal P. Dunn, M.D., FL-2 Kat Cammack, FL-3 John H. Rutherford, FL-4 Mike Waltz, FL-6 Daniel Webster, FL-11 Gus M. Bilirakis, Florida-12 C. Scott Franklin, FL-15 Vern Buchanan, FL-16 Brian Mast, FL-18 Byron Donalds, FL-19 Maria Elvira Salazar, FL-27 Georgia Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, GA-1 A. Drew Ferguson IV, GA-3 Austin Scott, GA-8 Jody B. Hice, GA-10 Barry Loudermilk, GA-11 Rick W. Allen, Georgia-12 Idaho Russ Fulcher, ID-1 Michael K. Simpson, ID-2 Illinois Darin LaHood, IL-18 Mike Bost, IL-12 Mary E. Miller, IL-15 Indiana Jackie Walorski, IN-2 Jim Banks, Indiana-3 Victoria Spartz, IN-5 Greg Pence, IN-6 Larry Bucshon, M.D., IN-8 Iowa Ashley Hinson, IA-1 Mariannette Miller-Meeks, IA-2 Randy Feenstra, Iowa-4 Kansas Tracey Mann, KS-1 Jake LaTurner, KS-2 Ron Estes, KS-4 Kentucky Brett Guthrie, KY-2 Andy Barr, Kentucky-6 Louisiana Mike Johnson, LA-4 Julia Letlow, LA-5 Garret Graves, LA-6 Maryland Andy Harris, M.D., MD-1 Michigan Jack Bergman, MI-01 Bill Huizenga, MI-2 Sam Graves, MI-6 Tim Walberg, MI-7 Lisa C. McClain, MI-10 Minnesota Jim Hagedorn, MN-1 Tom Emmer, MN-6 Michelle Fischbach, MN-7 Pete Stauber, MN-8 Missouri Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO-3 Vicky Hartzler, MO-4 Billy Long, MO-7 Jason Smith, MO-8 Wagner MO-22
Mississippi Trent Kelly, MS-1 Palazzo MS-4 Nebraska Don Bacon, NE-2 Adrian Smith, NE-3 Nevada Mark E. Amodei, Nevada-2 New Jersey Jefferson Van Drew, NJ-2 Chris Jacobs, NY-27 New Mexico Yvette Herrell, NM New York Lee Zeldin, NY-1 Andrew R. Garbarino, NY-2 Nicole Malliotakis, NY-11 Elise M. Stefanik, NY-21 Claudia Tenney, NY-22 North Carolina Virginia Foxx, NC-5 David Rouzer, NC-7 Richard Hudson, NC-8 Patrick T. McHenry, NC-10 Tedd Budd, NC-13 Ohio Robert E. Latta, OH-5 Bill Johnson, OH-6 Bob Gibbs, OH-7 Mike Carey, OH-15 Oklahoma Kevin Hern, OK-1 Markwayne Mullin, OK-2 Oregon Cliff Bentz, Oregon-2 Pennsylvania Brian Fitzpatrick, PA-01 Scott Perry, PA-4 Daniel Meuser, PA-9 Fred Keller, PA-12 Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14 Mike Kelly,PA-16 South Carolina Nancy Mace-SC-1 Jeff Duncan, SC-3 Ralph Norman, SC-6 Tennessee Tim Burchett, TN-02 Charles Fleischmann TN-3 Scott DesJarlais, M.D., TN-4 John Rose, TN-6 David Kustoff, TN-8 Texas Louie Gohmert, TX-1 Dan Crenshaw, Texas-2 Van Taylor, TX-3 Pat Fallon, TX-4 Lance Gooden, TX-5 Jake Ellzey, TX-6 August Pfluger, TX-11 Ronny L. Jackson, TX-13 Randy K. Weber, Sr, TX-14 Pete Sessions, TX-17 Jodey C. Arrington, TX-19 Chip Roy, TX-21 Troy E. Nehls, TX-22 Tony Gonzales, TX-23 Beth Van Duyne, TX-24 Roger Williams, TX-25 Michael Burgess, M.D., TX-26 Michael Cloud, TX-27 John R. Carter, TX-31 Utah Blake D. Moore, UT-1 Chris Stewart, UT-2 John R. Curtis, Utah-3 Washington Dan Newhouse, WA-4 Wyoming Liz Cheney Virginia Robert J. Wittman, VA-1 Bob Good, VA-5 Ben Cline, VA-6 West Virginia David McKinley, WV-1 Carol D. Miller, WV-3 Wisconsin Bryan Steil, WI-1 Glenn Grothman, WI-6 Thomas P. Tiffany, WI-7 Mike Gallagher, WI-8
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