Support for Iran sanctions bill nears filibuster-proof majority

January 10, 2014 9:25 PM

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Support for Iran sanctions bill nears filibuster-proof majority

Congressional support for a new round of sanctions against the Iranian government is growing, with a nearly filibuster-proof majority of senators willing to approve them, according to senior Senate aides.

There are no plans for Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) to allow a vote on the proposal in the near future, the aides said, but the growing support may further complicate efforts by the Obama administration and other world powers to broker a deal to reduce Iran's nuclear capabilities.

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