Iranians celebrate as the US and Iran reach a nuclear deal that would reduce the sanctions imposed on the isolated country due to its nuclear research activities. However, US conservatives condemned the deal as it gives Iran more freedom to perform its research.
The new agreement will limit Iranian nuclear activity as the US will lift some crippling international economic sanctions on the country. The US Congress has 60 days to consider the deal. US President Barack Obama is decided on the issue and will veto any attempt to block the progress of the deal.
About two-thirds of the US Congress is needed to overturn Obama’s veto, which is highly unlikely.
Meanwhile, Israel criticized the agreement between Iran and the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany. The P5+1 wanted Iran to ensure that the country does not create a nuclear weapon. Iran insisted that their research into nuclear technology is peaceful.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it would fuel Iran with billions of dollars to create a “terror machine” that would expand its aggression in the Middle East and Europe.
Conservatives pushed that the new deal will only encourage Tehran to continue its nuclear research into advanced weaons technology. Republican Senator and Presidential Candidate Lindsey Graham noted that it was a “terrible” deal that could make matters worse.