‘Historic’ Senate vote thwarts attempt to scupper Iran deal

September 12, 2015 2:07 AM

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‘Historic’ Senate vote thwarts attempt to scupper Iran deal

Senate Democrats on Thursday handed U.S. President Barack Obama a major political victory for his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, as they voted 58-42 to block a Republican resolution rejecting agreement.

A sense of relief combined with exhilaration appeared to grip the White House after the vote and Mr. Obama described the vote as a “historic step forward” that thwarted an attempt to scupper the six-nation accord aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear development activities in exchange for a gradual reduc...

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