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GOP Lawmakers Want The Final Say On Any Deal With Iran

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the Senate would vote on a bill that would require congressional approval of any nuclear deal with Iran. Both critics and the White House warn that this action could hamper the delicate nuclear negotiations and result in war. The final deal for international negotiations curbing Iran's nuclear capabilities is set for a deadline of March 31. President Obama and many other Democrats are asking lawmakers to wait until after March 31 to take any legislative action that may affect the talks.

Some lawmakers have a different opinion. McConnell said, "We think the timing is important. We think it will help prevent the administration from entering into a bad deal. But if they do, then it will provide an opportunity for Congress to weigh in ... which has almost always been the case on these kinds of agreements." The bill was introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). It gives Congress 60 days to review or reject any deal that scales back U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran. Nonetheless, the White House has already threatened to veto the bill because they insist that the Iran talks are making progress even though they acknowledge that nothing is certain. McConnell's announcement came only a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin addressed congress and criticized the administration's proposed deal with Iran.

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