US Congress finally got a say in the ensuing negotiations with Iran regarding a nuclear deal when the Senate gave Congress the powers to reject the deal. The legislation was voted 98-1.
The law has been made well in time before the framework agreement between Iran and the US can be given the shape of a final deal on June 30. The details of the agreement were arrived at after some hectic parleys between Tehran and the six powers. The agreement has been criticsed to bering Iran near a nuclear bomb rather than push one beyond its reach.
Powers had to be given to the US Congress to take the final decision on the matter to mitigate all of Iran's dreams of developing a nuclear weapon. Efforts are on to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for waiver of trade and economic sanctions crippling the economy in Iran. Discussions are to continue on the subject in Vienna next week. A waiver of sanctions is believed to propell Iran's economy which is most likely to give some money to Tehran. It could be used to support terrorist groups.
The new legislation is to grab off President Obama’s powers to waive sanctions operative on Iran for at least 30 days. This is to be the time when lawmakers are supposed to consider all the implications of the nuclear deal with Iran. If they fail to see any logic in continuing with the deal, Obama would not be in a position to waive off sanctions imposed on Iran by the US Congress.