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July 15, 2015 10:05 am

Obama ‘Confident’ Congress Will Pass Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Israel’s Efforts

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President Obama said he is confident nothing will sway Congress from approving the nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

President Obama said he is confident nothing will sway Congress from approving the nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

With the clinching of the deal on Tuesday, Congress will now be tasked with approving the pact, and Israeli leaders, loudly critical of the accord, have indicated they will continue to lobby lawmakers to prevent sanctions on Tehran from being lifted in exchange for some curbs on nuclear enrichment.

But U.S. President Barack Obama vowed in an address Tuesday to veto any effort by U.S. lawmakers to quash the agreement, and indicated in the New York Times interview that the deal would not have trouble making it through Congress.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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