Momentum for Iran deal grows

August 22, 2015 1:13 AM

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran won an important endorsement on Friday from Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, who bucked opposition from fellow New York Jewish lawmakers including his home state’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer.

Nadler’s endorsement followed a personal appeal from Obama, who sent him a letter earlier this week defending the deal and pledging that the US will continue to put economic pressure on Iran and keep military options open. “I bring to my analysis the full weight of my responsibilities as a member of...

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