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Iran’s Foreign Minister sees the Republican’s treasonistic letter as propoganda

President Obama, along with leaders of five other world powers, has been working on peaceful negotiations with Iran about nuclear weapons. It is very apparent that almost the entire Republican side of the Senate does not like this as 47 of the 54 GOP Senators wrote a rather threatening letter to the leaders of Iran. Many, including myself, consider this treason as it is undermining the President and the White House.

What I’d like to know, though, are the responses back. Besides the White House very openly pissed off, just stopping short of calling this move treason, what have other people of power had to say?

According to The Iran Primer, "Part II: Iran Respondes to GOP Letter," Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy."

Zarif went on to say, "It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history."

Also quoted from The Iran Primer:

"Zarif expressed astonishment that some members of US Congress find it appropriate to write to leaders of another country against their own President and administration. He pointed out that from reading the open letter, it seems that the authors not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy….

"…Zarif expressed astonishment that some members of US Congress find it appropriate to write to leaders of another country against their own President and administration. He pointed out that from reading the open letter, it seems that the authors not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy."

The portion of the letter the fools sent that bothers me as I read it as a threat is:

Second, the offices of our Constitution have different characteristics. For example, the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms. As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then – perhaps decades.

That is a direct threat that says, "no matter what you do with Obama (or any future president for that matter), we can change it – and will change it." Thank goodness they are wrong. I certainly do not want a Senate with the power to override any foreign agreements when multiple nations are involved because they don’t like it – which in truth, in this case, is because they do not like Obama.

Oh, by the way, I’ve seen several major newstream medias report on this, but not FOX. What’s the matter FOX? Don’t want to report how your demi-gods are nothing more than a bunch of bumbling buffoons?

The Republicans far overstepped their boundaries with this move, which similar moves have been done in the past by Democrats – and I don’t like that either. This time, a freshman Senator, Tom Cotton, is the one that came up with this tantrum idea.


Related:

The Iran Primer: Part I: GOP Letter on Iran
Huffington Post: GOP Letter to Iran: Breathtaking Attempt to Sabotage U.S. Foreign Policy, Stampede U.S. Into War
NY Times: G.O.P. Senators Write to Iran on Nuclear Pact
NY Times: The Nuclear Talks with Iran, Explained
Politicus: Iran Letter Backlash Grows As Bernie Sanders Accuses Senate Republicans Of Sabotage
Ynetnews: Iran dismisses GOP letter while Obama says it aligns them with Iran hardliners

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  1. The republicans are way off base on this issue. The President is attempting a non binding agreement that allows both the U.S. and Iran to come away with something positive so that there is a strong incentive for both sides to abide by the agreement. This agreement will not require ratification by Congress. Iran wants relief from some sanctions and the U.S. wants to ensure that there is no further uranium enrichment or any further development in nuclear weaponry. The U.S. will not settle for anything less than comprehensive rights to verify Iran’s compliance. If we should find that Iran is cheating, at least we will have knowledge of what nuclear progress they have made as well as other intelligence data.. Taking this step is smart move. The far right believes that Iran will cheat, period. They want to take the hard line of more sanctions to force the Iranians to totally dismantle their nuclear capabilities. The problem with this strategy is that the U.S. are not the only players in town. The Europeans wants to deal with Iran and thus, if we take this hard line then Europe will cease to work with us on this issue. The sanctions that the U.S. enact will not have the effect we want unless others join us. If we take military action, then any reduction in Iran’s nuclear capabilities will be temporary but at a high cost. Our President has to consider all the factors to come up with the best solution which may or may not work but it is worth the attempt.

    • Thank you. Very well explained. In all honesty, my knowledge of international law and treaties is along the level as most Americans – very limited. But I do know that the move the GOP made is so wrong in many ways. I don’t care who is president, you just do not undermine the President – especially when in talks with several world powers – and threaten that they can undo any agreements made when Obama leaves office. It makes us look like nothing more than squabbling children and drops the respect level of our Congress and government system down several notches – especially because the GOP only showed they really don’t know what’s going on.

      Obama has such a high level of intelligence, morals and ethics that I don’t believe this moronic move did not affect how these leaders think of Obama, himself. But I’m sure it makes them concerned about our government overall.

      We already look bad enough by constantly berating and belittling those we are supposed to be working with. Then to go around the President in such a manner that could possibly have direct effect to the talks……. Auggghh! I’m livid!

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