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Senate Passes Bill Giving Congress Review of Iran Deal

When Western powers and Iran recently agreed on a framework to a nuclear agreement, many were left worried, American legislators included. The Times of Israel’s Rebecca Shimoni Stoil reports that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation (by a vote of 98-1) that will allow Congress to review any future  deal with Iran:

A key bill to increase congressional oversight of a future nuclear agreement with Iran passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 98-1 Thursday, in a move that could limit President Barack Obama’s maneuverability in negotiations with Tehran…

The bill will allow Congress a 52-day review period of any agreement that the US reaches with Iran over its nuclear program in the framework of ongoing talks between Tehran and the six world powers. It will also require regular reports from the president on the progress of Iranian steps to scale down its nuclear program, and will curb the president’s ability to negate Congress-imposed sanctions by signing repeated waivers.

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