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Republicans Vow to Stop Iran Deal

Congressional Republicans are committed to fighting the Iran nuclear pact, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Wednesday. He pledged to do “everything possible” to secure the votes necessary to reject the agreement, Fox News reported.

“While the president’s Iran deal may have been applauded at the United Nations, I think he faces serious skepticism at home,” Boehner said. “Let me just assure you that members of Congress will ask much tougher questions … when we meet with the president’s team, because a bad deal threatens the security of the American people.”

He was referring to the United Nations Security Council’s endorsement of the agreement. Obama is under fire from many in Congress for seeking the council’s approval before lawmakers had an opportunity to review the deal.

The administration sent the proposal to Capitol Hill on Sunday, setting into motion a 60-day period in which Congress must debate and vote. While there may be enough opposition to defeat the agreement, Republicans acknowledge they would have trouble overriding a presidential veto.

In a written statement, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and GOP Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas said: “What we cannot do is trust the terror-sponsoring, anti-American, outlaw regime that governs Iran.”

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