(JNS.org) A group of 47 Republican U.S. senators wrote an open letter to Iran explaining that any deal signed by President Barack Obama is merely an executive agreement if it does not include Senate approval, and that such a deal can be revoked by a future president.
“It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices—which you should seriously consider as negotiations progress. Anything not approved by Congress is a mere executive agreement.”
While the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg News, was addressed to Iran, it is more likely directed at Obama in order to persuade the president to give Congress oversight of a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.