You read that right: just nine days from now, we could be one step closer to solving one of America’s biggest security concerns without resorting to war.
That is, unless Congress steps in at the eleventh hour to kill diplomacy.
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is pushing Congress to pass his
new Iran sanctions bill, S. 2650, that would tie the hands of our
negotiators, cut off funding for inspections, and push Iran away from
the negotiating table. Yesterday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) gave an
impassioned speech about just how dangerous this bill is:
A year ago, the U.S. and Iran were barely on speaking terms.
Now, we could be just one week away from a long-term deal. We’ve been
told that negotiators from the United States, Iran and five other world
powers have drafted an agreement that is 95% done. There is cautious
optimism that we can get a deal, but this historic opportunity could
still fall apart.