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Three 'myths' surrounding the sanctions on Iran being debated by the US Congress have been debunked by Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran,
Mr. Jafarzadeh said Congress is determined not to strike a bad deal with Iran in talks over the regime's nuclear program - but risks ignoring historical lessons about dealing with Tehran's mullahs.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the U.S> Congress should “have a final say” over any nuclear deal with the Iranian regime.
The South Carolina Republican, who just returned from a visit to the Middle East, said: “the Arabs told me, and the Israelis told me, that if you do a nuclear deal with Iran like we’re proposing – which is a North Korea in the making – then you’re going to have a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”
The United Nations nuclear watchdog is cannot “provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,” the chief of the international nuclear watchdog says.
Speaking in University of Indonesia, Mr. Yukiya Amano, the director of Intrantional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Friday: “Two of the main nuclear verification issues on the Agency’s agenda in recent years have been North Korea and Iran.”
The White House on Friday admitted that the chances of reaching a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program were only 50 percent, AFP reported.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: "The likelihood of success in these diplomatic talks are at best 50/50."
U.S. Lawmakers from both parties vowed at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to press ahead with legislative plans for new punitive measures against the Iranian regime if no deal on nuclear issue is achieved.
Top administration officials also disclosed at the hearing that the international talks with the Iranian regime over its nuclear program may extend beyond an end-of-June deadline.
A leading U.S. senator is pushing for new sanctions against the Iranian regime over its nuclear program, but he said he would be willing to set aside his efforts if Obama would submit any agreement with Tehran to Congress for lawmakers to approve or reject.
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “I'm willing to forgo that vote with the understanding that any deal he negotiates will come to the Congress for our approval or disapproval as a check and balance.”
Islamic Fundamentalism and Iran
Islamic Fundamentalism, which may manifest itself on the streets of France or Yemen and Syria, and its victims may be diverse, but it is a single issue confronting the globe. It may appear random or unplanned but it is in fact shrewdly promoted and sustained by a regime, which relies on the phenomenon for its very survival.