American President Barack Obama obtained sufficient votes in Congress to keep alive the Iran nuclear agreement. This was after the deal gathered a minimum number of congressional votes required to uphold any kind of disapproval resolution passed by lawmakers.
Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski opined that deals are usually not flawless particularly one negotiated with the Iranian government. In her opinion, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best step available to keep Iran from acquiring atomic weapons. Hence, she will vote for this deal.
What is the Iran nuclear deal?
The deal is between Iran and the world powers. As per the deal, the former would redesign, convert and decrease its nuclear facilities. Iran would also adhere to the Additional Protocol for the lifting of all atomic weapons-related economic sanctions.
Which countries are in the Iran nuclear deal?
Apart from Iran, the countries involved in the deal include the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (The United States, China, The United Kingdom, Russia and France), Germany, as well as the-the European Union.
What’s in the nuclear deal?
The deal involves measures by both world powers/organizations and Iran. They are listed below.
Actions by world powers
- Remove all sanctions in place within a short time of a final accord.
- Restore earlier sanctions if Iran does not comply as per IAEA reports and inspection.
- The European Union will lift banking and energy sanctions.
- America will remove sanctions against local and foreign companies engaged in business with Iran.
- All United Nation resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran will be cancelled.
Actions by Iran
- Not enrich uranium over 3.67% purity (useful just for civil use and nuclear power generation).
- Decrease stockpile of enriched uranium to not over 300 kilograms 3.67 percent enriched uranium for 15 years.
- Arak facility will be altered so as to generate a minimal amount of plutonium.
- Permit inspectors to access all its nuclear facilities as well as its supply chains (Military sites excluded).
Why is Obama’s Iran nuclear deal good?
The nuclear deal accommodates the energy requirements of Iran as well the concerns of the world community regarding Iran’s pursuit of atomic weapons development. A lot of work went on in reaching this agreement. Instead of deploying sanctions, taking military action a peaceful and acceptable agreement has been reached.
Presently the Iran nuclear deal has been more or less accepted by the US government and lawmakers.