Obama is enlisting the ambassadors of the UK, France and Germany to sell the agreement to Congress. They cut a stylish swath through Capitol Hill: a distinguished Brit, a dapper Frenchman with colorful pocket squares and a floppy-haired German in black-framed glasses.
As the Obama administration steps up its campaign to sell the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill, it has enlisted a crucial ally in Europe’s top ambassadors to Washington.
Obama officials flooding Congress to sell the pact are now working in tandem with ambassadors from the three European nations — Great Britain, France and Germany — that also signed off on the July 14 agreement. The diplomatic trio, whose countries are known together as the “E3,” echo administration talking points and parries specific concerns from skeptical members of Congress. They also push a signature message: that the Iran deal is an international agreement, not just the handiwork of a Democratic president scorned by the GOP.
“We think it’s important that people who will vote on the bill understand that it’s not just about this administration and the Iranian government. The other governments who …Read more