Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quick Explainer: Why Congress's Opinion on "the Iran Nuclear Deal" Doesn't Matter


The lower house of Congress, the US House of Representatives, doesn't get any say in treaties.

For a treaty to be ratified by the upper house, the US Senate, after which it has force of law equivalent to the US Constitution, it has to receive a 2/3 vote.

"The Iran nuclear deal" received that vote seventy years ago next week.

The US Senate ratified the United Nations Charter, which obligates its signatories to conform/comply with resolutions passed by the UN Security Council pursuant to Chapter 7 of said charter, on July 28, 1945.

A Chapter 7 UN Security Council resolution approving "the Iran nuclear deal" passed on Monday.

The end.

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