U.N. Moves to Lift Iran Sanctions After Nuclear Deal, Setting Up a Clash in Congress

by SOMINI SENGUPTA | The New York Times  |  published on July 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that creates the basis for international economic sanctions against Iran to be lifted, a move that incited a furious reaction in Israel and potentially sets up an angry showdown in Congress.

The 15-to-0 vote for approval of the resolution — 104 pages long including annexes and lists — was written in Vienna by diplomats who negotiated a landmark pact last week that limits Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for ending the sanctions.

Iran has pledged to let in international monitors to inspect its facilities for the next 10 years and other measures that were devised to guarantee that its nuclear energy activities are purely peaceful.

  • VirgoVince

    One more time for the record: GET THE un OUT OF THE USA!!

  • Tex Irvin

    congress need to slap both obummer and the UN and stop this abortion

  • Bob2002

    It time the congress steps up and reigns in the UN and this Administration by using the power of the purse. Come on Boehner, grow a pair and do what the voters put you in your position to do; oppose Obama’s very bad policies and cut the funding for the UN.

  • Dave N.

    The U.S. has always been the primary contributer to the U.N., basically they have been our ill tempered rubber stamp. Telling them to fold up their tent and go home wouldn’t really hurt us to any great degree.

  • Richard Schwartz

    I have an idea. If congress rejects the treaty cut United Nations money by half. Better yet ask UN to leave the country.

    • carpkiller

      Do not ask. Kick them out now.

  • Thomas Goss

    SCREW the useless UN. The United States should pull out of the UN and KICK them the hell out of my country.

    • plum82

      I totally agree……..

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