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July 16, 2015 9:37 am

Obama Turns to UN to Make Iran Nuclear Deal Legally Binding on Next President

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UN Security Council in New York. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington is working on a new Security Council resolution that makes the Iran nuclear deal legally binding on the next president. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Last March, 47 Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote a letter warning Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that a future U.S. president could legally revoke any nuclear deal that had been negotiated by President Barack Obama’s administration with the stroke of a pen. They clearly didn’t realize that the White House has a way of making that much harder to do.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, on Monday circulated a legally binding draft to the 15-member U.N. Security Council that, if adopted, would give the body’s backing to the landmark nuclear pact trading billions of dollars in sanctions relief for greater international scrutiny of Iran’s nuclear energy program.

Read full story at Foreign Policy.

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