Democratic U.S. Senator Harry Reid has expressed his support for the agreement the United States and five other nations reached with Iran to limit the country's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
In a statement Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Reid called the deal "the best path to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."
His support makes it less likely that Republicans in Congress will be able to muster enough votes to block the agreement, which they and Israel criticize as leaving Iran with too much of a nuclear program while unlocking billions of dollars.
Reid said part of his support for the deal lies in what he called the lack of any viable alternative put forth by those who oppose it.READ MORE OF THIS STORY