Obama and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks

Source: BBC

The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House.

President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He has agreed to sign the bill, which gives Congress the right to reject any forthcoming agreement with Iran.

An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran’s nuclear programme was reached after marathon talks in April.

The US, Iran, and four other nations have set a deadline of 30 June to finalise a deal which would ease western sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Some Republicans have argued against the deal, saying that Iran has received too many concessions.

They have always insisted they must have a say if any agreement means economic sanctions levied by Congress against Iran will be lifted.

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