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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Draft GOP Bill Breaches Iran Nuclear Deal
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
International treaties can't be changed without the consent of all signatories. None may legally act unilaterally, a notion the Trump administration and congressional GOP hardliners reject.
They aim to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal – a sinister plot to stoke greater Middle East turmoil than already.
Draft Legislation sponsored by GOP Senators Bob Corker and Tom Cotton adds unacceptable new requirements to the deal – a binding international agreement not subject to revision by any of its signatories, Washington one of them.
Draft GOP Senate provisions illegally prohibit flight testing, manufacture or deployment of ICBM's capable of carrying any type warheads – including attempts to convert space-launched vehicles into ICBMs.
Also banned are any activities aiming to acquire nuclear material or
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