UN Passes Resolution Endorsing Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
By Scott M. Flicker & Suhas Subramanyam
The UN Security Council voted unanimously today to ratify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to in Vienna last week. U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 (
The U.N. Security Council’s ratification was a key first step in the adoption of the Vienna accord, but equally key is U.S. approval, which is still subject to action by the U.S. Congress. While the U.S. Congress will have 60 days to affirm or reject the agreement, President Obama has already vowed to veto any measure rejecting the JCPOA. This means the U.S. Congress must muster a two-thirds majority in both congressional chambers to override a presidential veto and reject the deal.