Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th senator to declare that she will vote in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran. That means that if a motion of disapproval passes the House and Senate, President Obama has declared he will veto it. Overriding a presidential veto requires a two-thirds majority of both houses of Congress. Thirty-four senators is one more than a third, so a presidential veto cannot be overridden. Now the Democrats will attempt to get seven more senators so that they can filibuster and prevent a motion of disapproval from being voted on. The last day that Congress can consider a motion of disapproval is September 17. Photo from The Hill.

So perhaps it’s not necessary to add more articles explaining or supporting the agreement, but this is a good explanation of verification from an experienced nuclear inspector.

A long and wonky explanation of how the agreement prevents a covert nuclear program. tl;dr: A covert program would require too many facilities and too much time.

What the agreement means for Israel.

Polls in the US about the agreement are all over the map. Questions to ask are what question was asked and how it was worded. Also what population was polled. Here’s a poll that is careful about that. And a compendium of polls.


Lots of information about uranium mining and the safeguards that apply to it.


A normal nuclear Pakistan.


Things are not so good in Sevastopol, a major city in Crimea.



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