US Senate to debate Iran nuclear bill next week

March 4, 2015 8:20 AM

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WASHINGTON: US senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said that debate should begin next week on bipartisan legislation requiring President Barack Obama to submit any nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for its approval.

That debate could also open the door for consideration of new economic sanctions on the regime in Tehran, a move strongly opposed by the Obama administration amid ongoing international negotiations with Iran.

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