US Congress Prepares to Debate Iran Nuclear Deal

The international nuclear accord with Iran will be center stage in Congress when lawmakers return from a month-long recess next week and almost immediately launch into what promises to be passionate and rancorous debate on a pact that has enormous implications for U.S. and global security.

President Barack Obama has secured enough Democratic support for the deal to sustain a promised veto of any resolution of disapproval from the Republican-led legislature, but not enough to block such a measure from reaching his desk.

From the moment the deal’s provisions were unveiled, leaders of both houses of Congress pledged to block it under a law passed earlier this year granting lawmakers the ability to review and vote on the nuclear accord.

“We’ll do everything we can to stop it,” said House Speaker John Boehner. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA WEBSITE

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