It has been reported by multiple news agencies that the President will decertify Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal on October 12.
When President Trump decertifies the deal it will begin a two-month review by Congress and will require a vote.
“During that time, Congress could take the opportunity to debate Iran’s support for terrorism, its past nuclear activity, and its massive human rights violations, all of which are called for in Corker-Cardin. Congress could debate whether the nuclear deal is in fact too big to fail,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said of congressional review, in a speech previewing the administration’s Iran move.
The President is mandated to certify Iranian compliance every 90 days under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
“This deal only makes sense if you assume, contrary to all experience, that Iran will evolve into a lawful, peaceful, law-abiding regime in 10 years,” Republican Sen. Tom Cotton declared in a recent speech to the Council On Foreign Relations.
Whatever the final outcome is it’s good to have Congress vote instead of having the executive branch continue to pass resolutions or executive orders.