The United States says it seeks a treaty with Iran ahead of the next week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook made the comments at an event at the Hudson Institute on Wednesday.
“The new deal that we hope to be able to sign with Iran, and it will not be a personal agreement between two governments like the last one, we seek a treaty,” he told the audience.
He further said that the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), lacked support among members of the Republican-held Congress, when it was clichéd under former US President Barack Obama.
“They did not have the votes in the US Senate so they found the votes in the UN Security Council,” Hook said. “That is insufficient in our system of government if you want to have something enduring and sustainable.”
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