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Senator: Obama risks backlash if Iran deal goes to UN first

Republican senator sees backlash in US Congress if Iranian nuclear deal goes to UN first

Senator: Obama risks backlash if Iran deal goes to UN first

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Republican senator says the White House faces a 'violent backlash" in the U.S. Congress if a nuclear deal with Iran goes to the United Nations before Congress.

The U.S. and its partners are trying to reach a deal by the end of the month that would prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. In exchange, Tehran would get relief from economic sanctions, including those imposed by Congress.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that if there is a framework deal by the end of the month, the Senate will vote in April on legislation requiring congressional review of any deal. He predicts the measure will pass in April with enough votes to override President Barack Obama's veto threat.


Updated : 2021-05-16 20:41 GMT+08:00