Iran nuclear deal sent to US Congress

The 60 days for the US congress to review the controversial nuclear deal the six world powers signed with Iran last week began Monday. It essentially calls for lifting sanctions on Tehran in return for reining in its nuclear program. Legislators cannot change its terms but can vote to reject it against President Barack Obama’s relentless struggle for its acceptance. There is criticism on both sides of the aisle of the accord and more immediately of the document coming up for vote at the UN Security Council Monday – before US legislators have a chance to study it. With all five permanent SC members active in the negotiations for the accord, it is certain to be adopted.

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