Congress, Obama head for Iran showdown, regardless of talks outcome

March 31, 2015 7:49 PM

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WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans will push ahead with legislation reflecting their deep mistrust of a nuclear deal with Iran whatever the outcome of talks between Tehran and major powers in Switzerland, setting up further confrontation with President Barack Obama.

Just what action they will take - and how much support they get from Democrats - depends on the details agreed by negotiators from United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in Lausanne who are edging toward a preliminary deal due by the end of Tuesday.

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