people expect the Treaty not to go into effect unless it's ratified in the US Senate, and that it will be defeated entirely there ASAP, after it's signed by H-Clinton, B-Obama !
But legally Obama is not under any obligation to submit the Treaty for ratification, he can hold onto it as long as he wants to !
Since Ratification is actually 2ndary to becoming a "Signatory to the Treaty." and because becoming a "Signatory" carries its own obligations,
Which requires the US to participate in the "Treaty,"
Under the "Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties."
That is, we are legally obligated to do nothing to counter or otherwise interfere with this Treaty,
While ratification is being considered, regardless how unlikely the prospect of