The Neocon War Against Peace

Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican ‘Radical Insurgency’ Is So Panicked About the Iran Nuclear Deal – Vijay Prashad

Chomsky lays out aid the geopolitical and historical context for this important agreement

On September 2, the United States’ support for the Iran nuclear deal was secured. President Barack Obama’s team negotiated the deal along with other countries of the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Germany). The Republicans in the U.S. Congress had threatened to pass a resolution that would block Obama’s signature on such a deal. Obama had said he would veto any Bill that constrained his hand to sign that deal. He needed 34 Senators to back him in order to secure his veto. When Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland said she would support the President, the deal was safe.

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