Cantor Bill Would Dictate Terms of Any Iran Deal

Bill Would Virtually Prevent Negotiations on Final Pact

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R – VA) is pushing a new bipartisan bill that would dictate the terms of an “acceptable” final P5+1 deal with Iran, aiming to stop negotiations on any such pact.

“I for one am really upset with that interim deal,” insisted Cantor, who says his new proposal would demand that any “final deal” bar Iran from any civilian enrichment of uranium.

That demand is a non-starter for the pact, and deliberately so, part of the long-standing strategy of demanding totally unacceptable terms of Iran so that they can blame Iran for the talks’ inevitable collapse.

The bill is likely the first effort in an ongoing attempt to sabotage the talks by Israel, which sent a team to the US last week specifically to start pushing Congress to keep the P5+1 from reaching a final deal that is objectionable to Israel, which is to say any final deal at all.

Author: Jason Ditz

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