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LQD: US Federal Law Eats World,

by Cat Sun Jul 29th, 2018 at 04:43:04 PM EST

taunts "EU-3" dominion. GOOG buries lede under senators' endorsement of US move to Jerusalem -- last year.

Sen. Cruz Leads Letter Urging Britain, France, and Germany to Deepen Cooperation Against Iran, Warning On Sanctions, 26 July 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) along with nine senators sent a letter this week to the ambassadors of the EU3 - Britain, France, and Germany - calling on their governments to deepen Transatlantic cooperation against Iran and warning against efforts to evade U.S. sanctions, which are set to be re-imposed in the coming weeks. The letter was signed by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Dan Sullivan (R-Ala.).

(pdf: Download it before your copy disappears from Mr Cruz's senate website!)

Did you know US federal laws establish all the authorities and obligations of an international treaty? Assure the constitutional integrity of each of the twenty-seven member states? And obviate the premise of their unanimity in establishment of a league of nations, such as the EU? I didn't.

What will the "progressives" and reformers say?
That is sooo archaic!

No. Their voices will rise in unison: Which one is my senator?

As you know, many of these sanctions arise from federal laws passed by Congress and not simply by executive order. These statutes include the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010; Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012; and the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
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We write to urge you to comply with all American sanctions, but also to emphasize we would consider it particularly troubling if you sought to evade or undermine American statutes. First, these statutes align with your governments' commitment to deepen cooperation addressing Iran's ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities. Second, they were passed over several years by overwhelming bipartisan majorities - including in some cases via unanimous Senate passage - and Congress is obligated to ensure their implementation.
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These laws were passed by Congress, signed by President Obama, and will be enforced by President Trump. Congressional leaders of both parties have taken a firm stance in support of them. They are not the policies of one party or one branch, but the considered and long-term policy of the United States as expressed by Congress. Any attempt to evade or undermine them could well prompt Congressional action, in coordination with other elements of the U.S. government, to ensure their integrity.
oooo. I spy a thinly veiled allusion to HRM's fleets of code monkeys and sailors. Or are they US franchise operators? Yes! Fancy Bear "spear phisher"  as infiltrated the union.

< wipes tears >

The only person in the US Federal government more ignorant and moronically stupid than than the people in that list is Donald Trump.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jul 29th, 2018 at 07:52:21 PM EST
Nikki "Taking Names" Haley is in anglophone news again. She is an incredible diplomat.
[irony] "Talk is cheap -- Russia cannot support sanctions with their words in the Security Council only to violate them with their actions," Haley said in a statement.
She may be referring to S/RES/2397 (2017). Is it 22 Dec 2019 already? Gracious. How time flies.
Clarifies that no provision in the resolution applies to the existing Russia-DPRK Rajin-Khasan port and rail project for solely exporting Russia-origin coal to other countries;

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 07:59:36 PM EST

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