With a deal in place between Iran, the United States and five other nations over Iran’s nuclear program, the debate in Washington DC, will now shift to how Congress and U.S President Barack Obama handle the agreement on legislative grounds. In order to have domestic, judicially enforceable legal effect, the provisions of many treaties and executive agreements may require implementing legislation that provides U.S. bodies with the authority necessary to enforce and comply with an international agreement’s provisions.
The law approved by Congress in May and signed by President Obama is called The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. It spells out that Congress has 60 Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court: speaking at the event, which addresses critical issues of international lawdays to review any Iran deal it receives after July 10. 2015. The act reinforces the power of Congress to pass a law disapproving of the Iran pact by a simple majority vote of the House and Senate.