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August 2, 2015 7:59 pm

Report: Democrats Happy With Obama Outreach on Iran Deal

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Fifty-two percent of Americans believe Congress should reject the nuclear agreement. Photo: U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

One poll showed that fifty-two percent of Americans believe Congress should reject the nuclear agreement. Photo: U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

JNS.org – Democratic leaders in Congress believe that the Iran nuclear deal is secure despite nearly unanimous Republican opposition and intense lobbying efforts to defeat it.

“More and more [House Democrats] have confirmed to me that they will be there to sustain the veto,” said House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Reuters reported.

President Barack Obama has promised to veto any Congressional disapproval of the deal. In order to override the veto, at least 44 Democratic House members and 13 Democratic members of the Senate must join Republicans in opposing the deal.

Many Jewish Democrats who hold powerful positions on their respective chambers’ foreign affairs committees, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), are still on the fence about the deal.

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“There’ll be a lot of pressure on Democrats to support the president,” Engel told Reuters.

Schumer has come under intense pressure from constituents to oppose the deal, with his office being flooded with more than 10,000 phone calls over the past two weeks, Politico reported.

“I haven’t made up my mind,” Schumer told Politico. “There are expectations all over the lot. I’m doing what I’m always doing when I have a very difficult decision: Learning it carefully and giving it my best shot, doing what I think is right. I’m not going to let pressure or politics or party get in the way of that.”

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  • Ben Kramer

    The American public and the rest of the world backs Obama.

    • JOHN TRAIN

      The American people  will be mobilized when the  threat is  shown as being direct to the United States.Based on the  thorough documented record of Iranian murders of US nationals  and Iranian attacks on US military forces,  Iran has been at war with the US  for 36 years and is still calling for “death to America”. 
      The proposed  deal gives Iran lots of money to kill even more Americans.

       Iran Task Force Co-Chair Amb. Edelman Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Armed Services:a careful examination of the JCPOA reveals that it is deeply flawed because “it concedes an enrichment capacity that is too large; sunset clauses that are too short; a verification regime that is too leaky; and enforcement mechanisms that are too suspect.”

      Russia is the big winner and that the US is in direct danger both from Russia and from Iran the public will screen his deal and overwhelmingly reject it.

      This deal:  (1) hands  Russia  a free pass to dominating  East-Europe;  (2) improves current Russian ICBM targeting of the US and will allow Iranian ICBMs  to target the US mainland) ;  (3)  vastly expands the current Iranian penetration of South America…allied with drug rings etc. and (4)  allows Iran a stranglehold over certain critical international waterways– more than 50% of  international  petroleum transportation.

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