US Senate votes 98-1 to pass bill on Iran nuclear deal

  • The US Senate has voted 98-1 to pass a bill that allows Congress to review any nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

    Congress will have 30 days to review any nuclear agreement and pass a resolution disapproving it. If such a resolution is passed, US President Obama won’t be able to lift some of the past sanctions on Iran imposed by Congress.

    The Senate vote comes after weeks of uncertainty as Republicans were divided over the legislation.

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