‘Historic’ Senate vote thwarts attempt to scupper Iran deal

by NARAYAN LAKSHMAN | The Hindu  |  published on September 12, 2015

Senate Democrats on Thursday handed U.S. President Barack Obama a major political victory for his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, as they voted 58-42 to block a Republican resolution rejecting agreement.

A sense of relief combined with exhilaration appeared to grip the White House after the vote and Mr. Obama described the vote as a “historic step forward” that thwarted an attempt to scupper the six-nation accord aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear development activities in exchange for a gradual reduction in economic sanctions against Tehran.

Under legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in May this year, the deal will automatically take effect unless both the House and Senate vote for a resolution of disapproval by September 17.

  • USNavyPatriot

    Voter imposed #TermLimits is the only way to clear Washington of corruption. How Obama was ever re-elected will remain a mystery for a long time! However, given that our “real rulers” presented no opposition with McCain, then Romney, it is understandable that the New World Order or One Global Government elites are successfully destroying our United States of America. *sigh*

  • GQ4U

    Since there are less than 50 Democrat Senators who were the rat Republican RINO’s that voted with them to sell out America.

  • The Redhawk


  • See how your Senate voted!

    While this USA-Iranian agreement legislation disallowing Iran to produce and have ‘Nuclear’ bombs is a victory for President Obama and ‘Islamic Muslin’ nations, it is a security loss to the USA and the entire ‘free world who oppose ‘Islam’.

    A vote for ‘YEA’ of 58 is a Senate ‘filibuster’ and vote to prevent Iran from producing, maintaining, using, and distributing, ‘Nuclear’ bombs. A victory will require a ‘YEA’ vote of 60 Senators.

    A vote for ‘NAY’ of 42 is a Senate ‘filibuster’ to stop a vote to allowing Iran to produce, maintain, use, and distribute, ‘Nuclear’ bombs. A victory to stop a Democrat Party ‘filibuster’ would require a ‘NAY’ vote of 34 or less Senators.

    You will find that all Republicans, along with Democratic Senators Cardin (D-MD), Manchin (D-WV), Menendez (D-NJ), and Schumer (D-NY) voted ‘YEA’ to prevent Iran from producing, maintaining, using, and distributing, ‘Nuclear’ bombs.

    You will find that all Democrats except Democratic Senators Cardin (D-MD), Manchin (D-WV), Menendez (D-NJ), and Schumer (D-NY) voted ‘NAY’ allowing Iran to producing, maintaining, using, and distributing, ‘Nuclear’ bombs.


    • For any Senator to vote ‘NAY’ for this legislation without having the knowledge of all the incidentals of members inside the ‘Intelligence’ Committee within the US Senate is practicing and voting for the State of Iran over the USA.

      It must be also noted that each Senate Democrat who voted ‘NAY’ did so in support of President Obama who refuses to provide ‘ALL’ parts of this USA-Iranian agreement to the full US Senate; even those who are
      members of the top secret ‘Intelligence’ Committees.

      • The Redhawk


  • Forgotten

    One of the things that has amazed me for years, is the way GOD’s word, in this case the Bible, warns us what is going to happen if we turn our face from GOD but we, as a nation, don’t seem to care. ( If its evil we want it, and how dare this GOD of the Bible tell us we shouldn’t get it.) Americans, keep coming up with all kinds of reasons to offend the LIVING GOD, then we act surprised when things go wrong. We tell our children how they should act and are surprised when they don’t do it, yet we, as adults, do the same thing to GOD and complain when things go wrong. As people used to say when I was younger, “The proof is in the pudding.” This simply means that it does not matter have good it looks, it doesn’t matter how good it smells, it doesn’t matter how well it is presented, What matters is how good does it taste. If it taste like crap then that is what it is.

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