Trump’s endgame with North Korea could end up looking a lot like the Iran deal

QUEBEC CITY, QC - JUNE 09: US President Donald Trump leaves after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. Canada are hosting the leaders of the UK, Italy, the US, France, Germany and Japan for the two day summit, in the town of La Malbaie. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Leon Neal/Getty Images

President Trump’s team has already relayed to Congress that a potential deal with North Korea will be subject to congressional approval.
If an agreement does not rise to the level of a treaty, it could go down the path of the Iran deal, which was an executive agreement.
Lawmakers want any agreement to hit multiple points, like denuclearization and tackling North Korea’s human-rights abuses.

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers want President Donald Trump to come home from the historic summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un in Singapore with enough diplomatic progress that will ultimately lead to an official treaty ready for the Senate to ratify with a two-thirds majority vote.

But the prospect might be too difficult, and Senate Republicans do not want a half-hearted agreement that can be scrapped by a different administration, à la the Iran deal.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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