North Korea does not want war, but wants a deal like the Iran Nuclear Deal that Iran got under the Obama administration in 2015, some GOP federal lawmakers say as President Trump threatens to "totally destroy North Korea if necessary"

Pictured is former United States president Barck Obama

 

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 

CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-As tensions between the United States and North Korea increase, some GOP federal lawmakers, such as  Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, say North Korea is really not looking for war but for a deal similar to the Iran Nuclear Deal reached under the Obama administration.


The controversial nuclear weapons deal, reached in 2015 between the United States, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and Iran, seeks to end what was then a 12-year crisis over Iran's suspicious nuclear weapons program.


It is one of former president Barack Obama's signature policy initiatives, the measure passing a Republican -dominated congress and United States Senate with opposition from key GOP Senate leaders, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.


It was vehemently opposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who unsuccessfully lobbied against it during a speech before a joint session of congress in March of 2015, a speech arranged by then House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and boycotted by several Democratic lawmakers.


A Republican, Boehner resigned from congress in September of 2015 amid a fallout with key right-wing Republican congressional operatives.

 

The nuclear weapons deal also lifts crippling sanctions against Iran over a period of years, and places a variable freeze on sensitive nuclear materials for at least a decade.


President Donald Trump, a Republican, wants the Iran Nuclear Deal gone, saying it is embarrassing, and too lenient, although Iranian president Hassan Rouhani disagrees and wants the agreement to remain intact.


Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly (UMGA) on Tuesday in New York, and before leaders and representative of 193 countries, the president took on North Korean President Kim Jong-un, and threatened to "totally destroy North Korea if necessary."


But Secretary of State Rex Tiller stopped short of saying he wants the nuclear deal abolished, saying, instead, that it needs to be revisited.


Tiller said the "sunset clause" of the nuclear deal, which automatically lifts most key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program by 2030, raises serious concerns.


A Democrat and the nation's first Black president whose second four-year term ended in January when Trump became president, Obama fought hard to bring the Iran Nuclear Deal to fruition, and won bipartisan support of the legislative measure that is now under deep scrutiny as Korea threatens possible military action against the U.S., a threat met with a counter-threat by President Trump, a tendentious president who rarely backs away from controversy.


“I am heartened that so many senators judged this deal on the merits, and am gratified by the strong support of lawmakers and citizens alike,” said Obama in a press release to Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com when the framework for the Iran Nuclear Deal was agreed upon in 2015, a comprehensive agreement that includes a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action


This week French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters that he firmly rejects any military solution to the North Korean crisis and warned against dismantling the nuclear agreement with Iran.


France is among the five world powers associated with the nuclear agreement that also includes the United Kingdom, Russia, China and Germany


All of the congressional Democrats from Ohio supported the deal when it passed congress in 2015, including Congresswomen Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat whose largely black 11th congressional district includes the city of Cleveland, Marcy Kaptur , a Toledo Democrat whose 9th congressional district extends to Cleveland,  Joyce Beatty of Columbus, and Tim Ryan of Niles. And so did U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, a Senate Democrat.

 

Fudge and Beatty are the only two Blacks in congress from Ohio, a pivotal state for presidential elections that Obama carried in 2008 and via his reelection in 2012.


“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the strongest option we have to prevent Iran from continuing its nuclear weapons program," Fudge said in 2015 when the plan was agreed upon as part of the nuclear weapons deal.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:59