'Israel, American war-mongers alone in crying about deal', says Rouhani

In the American political arena, the deal still faces an obstacle in the form of a Congressional vote and politicians hostile to the deal, who Rouhani referred to as "American warmongers."

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August 7, 2015 09:32
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Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Speaking to an audience west of the capital, Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predictably singled out Israel as the only country disappointed with its recent nuclear agreement with the international community, according to FARS news.

"Today you observe that the only regime which is crying out from morning to night is the usurper Zionist regime," he said, referring to the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has repeatedly appealed to world leaders, as well as American politicians and most recently American Jewry, to oppose the deal.

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Netanyahu has argued that the deal officially, brokered between US Secretary of State John Kerry on behalf of the P5 +1 nations and Iran's chief negotiator, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, provides Iran with multiple means of becoming a nuclear threshold state and infuses it with billions of dollars with which to finance its proxies throughout the Middle East.

Dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, both sides agreed on the plan reached on July 14. A week later, it was endorsed by the United State Security Council and became international legislation.

However, in the American political arena, the deal still faces an obstacle in the form of a Congressional vote and politicians hostile to the deal, who Rouhani referred to as "American warmongers," hail from either side of the Republican- Democrat divide.

"Today all the regional nations and the great Iranian nation, except the usurper Zionist regime and the American warmongers, are happy with this big agreement."

On Thursday, opponents of the deal, who need the support of 44 House Democrats and 13 Senate Democrats to strike down the JCPA, won a significant victory when Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, expressed his intention to vote against the President Barack Obama's landmark diplomatic achievement.



The Senior Jewish Senator was also joined by another ranking Jewish figure, Congressman Eliot Engel,  from New York, in his opposition to the agreement, which Schumer said "would allow Iran, after ten to fifteen years, to be a nuclear threshold state with the blessing of the world community."

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