As soon as an agreement takes effect, the bill gives the president only ten days to assess the credibility and veracity of an allegation that Iran violated the agreement before reporting it to congressional committees. The president will then have only 10 days to decide whether the alleged breach constitutes a material breach of the agreement. If this is the case, legislation to reinstate previously lifted sanctions may be put in place under accelerated procedures. The bill would give the relevant committees only 10 days to review this legislation. And if one Assembly refused to respond to the proposal, adoption by the other Assembly would put the legislation in the calendar of the first house with accelerated land procedures. The bridge would be stacked for the benefit of the passage. The expedited procedures contained in this bill go beyond those generally applied to issues such as demands for disapproval of a peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement or the sale of weapons to the United States. Subsection (e) (7) (E) of the Corker Menendez Act even limits Senate debate on a veto message. There is no need for all this pre-planned rush, and senators should think twice before agreeing.
On February 27, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), introduced the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, p. 615, for himself and 11 co-sponsors, led by Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the minority SFRC. Accompanying legislation, p. 625, was introduced on March 3 by Senator McConnell as part of the Rule 14 trial. The President shall fully inform Congress of any initiative or negotiation with Iran regarding its nuclear program, including new or amended agreements. The President will keep Congress fully informed and currently informed of all aspects of Iran`s compliance with respect to an agreement. A measure that provides for legal relief of sanctions by the United States, in accordance with an agreement or the joint action plan: senators should consider the Corker Menendez bill very carefully. Do they really want to send a message to Tehran that the president might not be able to fulfill his obligations? Do they really want to move the door posts by adding support for terrorism to the list of reasons for the reintroduction of sanctions? The Corker Menendez Act will undermine both the negotiations and the international sanctions regime; It does not deserve to be supported. The invoice delays compliance with an agreement by the United States by up to 65 days. As important as Iran`s support for international terrorism is, it has never been an element in negotiations over its nuclear program. This bill would announce to the world that the United States is not meeting its own commitments, even if Iran is meeting all of its obligations under a nuclear deal.
Senator Corker did not mention this provision in his office`s summary of his bill. The Corker Menendez Act would require that any Iran nuclear deal be submitted to Congress within 5 days. This means that the agreement will be presented well before a relevant legal analysis is prepared. The Senate has found that such reliable legal analyses are invaluable to its review of contracts and it would be foolish to vote on a resolution of disapproval without knowing how the provisions of the agreement are interpreted. The President may not waive the application of legal sanctions against Iran, suspend, reduce, divert or restrict them, or refrain from applying sanctions in accordance with an agreement before and during the postponement period and during the period of revision of Congress. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (INARA) (H.R. 1191, Pub.L 114-17) is a bill passed by the U.S. Congress in May 2015, which gives Congress the right to review any agreement reached during the P5+1 talks with Iran to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. If the president has not presented such a 90-day compliance certification or has found that Iran has violated an agreement significantly and has not cured it, he is entitled to an expedited quid pro quo reintroducing legal sanctions against Iran. .