(Foreign Policy) Last March, 47 Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote a letter warning Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that a future U.S. president could legally revoke any nuclear deal that had been negotiated by Barack Obama's administration with the stroke of a pen. They clearly didn't realize that the White House has a way of making that much harder to do.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, on Monday circulated a legally binding draft to the 15-member U.N. Security Council that, if adopted, would give the body's backing to the landmark nuclear pact trading billions of dollars in sanctions relief for greater international scrutiny of Iran's nuclear energy program. It also instructs states to refrain from taking any actions that would undermine the agreement. The 14-page draft resolution, obtained by Foreign Policy, is likely to be put to a vote by early next week.
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