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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Iran - "We are not dealing with Congress"

It just gets better and better
Sorry Mullah boys, but the Constitution says 
the Senate votes on treaties.

(Washington Examiner)  -  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed a bipartisan vote advancing legislation giving Congress a say in any nuclear deal, warning that ongoing talks with international negotiators could not advance without a guarantee that sanctions against his country will end.

"It is none of our business to heed to the current disputes at the U.S. Senate and their mercenaries, as Iran expects goodwill and respect in return," Rouhani said in a speech, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

"We explicitly declare that we are not dealing with the U.S. Senate and Congress."

Rouhani was reacting to Tuesday's unanimous vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving legislation that would require President Obama to submit any nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for approval, and tying his ability to waive sanctions to that process.

Rouhani said the removal of sanctions will be the focus of the talks when they resume next week, and warned that the U.S. government's desire to keep them in place was not shared by its allies or the U.S. business community.

"You think that the Iranian nation only calls for lifting of economic sanctions but the fact is that your companies are much eager for this as all European, American and Asian companies are waiting for signing of a final deal," he said.

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