- Al Jazeera gets it right !! Bottom of this diary. – – –
First the obvious: negotiations with Iran are a multinational process. This is not an American treaty. No way, no how.
The five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France (the “P5”) — have been talking for several years with Iran plus adding Germany (“P5+1.”)
What the GOP47 do not understand begins with every part of the U.N.'s administration of the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968. Their ignorance is a mystery.
This is the NPT. This is the document that provides the international legal structure under which nuclear weapons agreements for non-weapons States/countries are negotiated, approved and implemented. All such NPT actions are taken through the United Nations. The U.N. Security Council is the sovereign body for NPT-connected approval votes and for NPT-related actions.