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April 30, 2015 10:55 am

Iran’s Zarif: Congress Can’t Stop Lifting of Sanctions if Nuclear Deal Signed

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a crowd at New York University that President Obama will be compelled to lift Iranian sanctions after a nuclear deal is signed. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Bloomberg View – If Iran strikes a deal with the West, all sanctions will be lifted very quickly and there’s nothing the U.S. Congress can do to stop it, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a New York audience Wednesday.

In a set of blustery and self-righteous remarks, Iran’s top diplomat assured the crowd at New York University that President Barack Obama would be compelled to stop enforcing sanctions only days after any nuclear agreement was signed and would have to figure out how to lift congressional sanctions on Iran within weeks, no matter what Congress has to say about it. He also said that any future president, even a Republican, would be compelled to stick that agreement.

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