Friday, September 11, 2015

The House Votes to Reject Nuclear Deal

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to disapprove the nuclear accord with Iran. The vote was 269-126. The house action, however, will not stop the deal. Yesterday, the Senate voted 58-42, short of 60 votes needed to consider the accord. Both houses of Congress had until 17 September to disapprove the deal.

The agreement goes into effect on Thursday on the U.S. side. The Iranian approval process by Majlis, the parliament, and the country’s Supreme National Security Council is still pending. Those bodies are expected to follow Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s final decision to approve or disapprove the accord.

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