Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that if President Obama gets the United Nations Security Council to agree to a deal the United States, along with its P5+1 partners, negotiates with the Iranians, the sanctions regime will, in essence, be over.
“What's going to happen overnight… the Europeans, the Chinese and the Russians are going to end their sanctions,” he said. “And that means even if we retain our sanctions, it will make little difference, the sanctions regime will be over.”
Krauthammer went on to describe this scenario as the “worst of both worlds.”
“The Europeans will have suspended their sanctions, Iran will be progressing economically, and we will have given Iran an excuse not to honor the agreement. So we'll have no inspections, no control, and nothing,” he said.
In short, if the president goes to the Security Council, Krauthammer says he’ll have “utterly defeated Congress,” and moreover, “completely overstepped his own authority” by taking an action regardless of the legalities.