After the Labor Day weekend, both the House and Senate will begin debating a resolution of disapproval of the nuclear agreement between Iran and China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union. Later they will vote on the deal. Millions of dollars are being spent by various lobbying groups to defeat it. Much less is being spent by supporters. (It is important to remember that this is not an agreement just between the US and Iran --- the US had many partners in this negotiation.)
Last week, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that he will oppose the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, its allies and Iran. Schumer is the highest ranking Democrat to say he will vote no on the deal.
After a lot of arm twisting, the Gulf Arab states publicly backed the Obama administrations nuclear agreement with Iran. On the surface, this appears as a diplomatic victory for the president as he seeks to build support for his signature foreign policy initiative. But is this true?