US Secretary of State John Kerry pointed to “significant results” towards implementing the Iran nuclear deal. At the same time, however, GOP lawmakers are moving towards a showdown with the White House over the international agreement.
The White House notified Congress on Wednesday that the following day the Treasury Department would implement new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests. However, when it came time, the Obama administration reportedly delayed without offering a reason.
World carmakers have waited a long time to return to Iran, the biggest automobile market in the Middle East. When they re-enter after the international sanctions are dropped they will have to compete with Chinese rivals, the FT reports.
President Barack Obama took to his pulpit a day after the historic Iran nuclear deal was inked to sell Congress and the American people on the agreement. He also took the opportunity to stress that the plan prevents Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb.
The IAEA will have no problem monitoring uranium production in Iran, the problem will come when the agency is asked to look into things where they have no expertise like explosives, detonators, missiles, says former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley.
The nuclear deal of July 14 marked a breakthrough in US-Iran relations, and while critics remain fiercely opposed to the deal, Iran’s return to the international scene offers inspiring opportunities for the Middle East.