The last-ditch Republican effort to block the Iran nuclear deal has been defeated in the Senate. An amendment to stop the US from lifting sanctions on Iran until the release of US prisoners and recognition of Israel could not muster enough votes to pass.
President Barack Obama’s push to get congressional approval for the Iran nuclear deal has run into opposition, even after envoys from the UK, Germany and Russia told US lawmakers that rejecting the agreement would be a “nightmare.”
Obama and the State Department’s plan for Iran is to slowly undermine the country while US hawks are still committed to Plan A, which is to immediately destroy Iran, says independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook.
Just as the international community embraces the prodigal Iran back into the fold, Saudi Arabia is trying to reverse the return to grace of its nemesis. Intent on protecting its legacy, is there anything the kingdom won’t do to paint Iran as the enemy?