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Aug 4, 2015

Lawmakers will vote on Iran deal disapproval resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, on Tuesday introduced legislation to disapprove of the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran.

Under the Iran Nuclear Review Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in May, the Republican-led Congress has until Sept. 17 to approve or disapprove of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers announced on July 14.

Aug 4, 2015

U.S. lawmakers will vote on Iran deal disapproval resolution

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative
Ed Royce, the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign
Affairs Committee, on Tuesday introduced legislation to
disapprove of the nuclear agreement between world powers and
Iran.

Under the Iran Nuclear Review Act, which President Barack
Obama signed into law in May, the Republican-led Congress has
until Sept. 17 to approve or disapprove of the nuclear deal
between Iran and world powers announced on July 14.

Aug 4, 2015

U.S. Senate takes up cybersecurity bill this week

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will consider
a cybersecurity bill this week that would make it easier for
corporations share Americans’ personal information with each
other or the government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
said on Tuesday.

“I urge the Senate to allow us to act and pass it this
week,” he said, urging lawmakers to allow a vote on the bill
before leaving for a four-week recess at the end of the week.

Aug 2, 2015

U.S. Democrats see ‘fire wall’ holding to preserve Iran deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive.

    By the time the House of Representatives recessed for the summer last week, no senior Democrat in the chamber had come out formally against the agreement and several central figures, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were strongly in favor.

Jul 28, 2015

Kerry warns U.S. Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

“There are conclusions that have been drawn that don’t in fact match with the reality of what this deal sets forth. And we happily look forward to clarifying that during the course of this hearing,” Kerry told the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee.

Jul 28, 2015

Dropping deal a fast track to Iran nuclear weapon, Kerry warns Congress

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – Secretary of State John
Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record
straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from
the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

“There are conclusions that have been drawn that don’t in
fact match with the reality of what this deal sets forth. And we
happily look forward to clarifying that during the course of
this hearing,” Kerry told the House of Representatives Foreign
Affairs Committee.

Jul 24, 2015

Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning ‘fantasy,’ urges approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply “bomb away” Tehran’s atomic know-how.

Testifying publicly before Congress for the first time since world powers reached the landmark accord with Iran last week, America’s top diplomat was confronted head-on by Republican accusations that Iranian negotiators had “fleeced” and “bamboozled” him.

Jul 23, 2015

Critics of Iran deal spinning ‘fantasy,’ urges approval – Kerry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling sceptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply “bomb away” Tehran’s atomic know-how.

Testifying before Congress for the first time since world powers reached the landmark accord with Iran last week, America’s top diplomat was confronted head-on by Republican accusations that Iranian negotiators had “fleeced” and “bamboozled” him.

Jul 23, 2015

U.S., Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

WASHINGTON/DUBAI, July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of
State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both
counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who
are trying to block last week’s nuclear deal.

In Washington, Kerry told sceptical lawmakers that rejection
of the accord would give Tehran “a great big green light” to
accelerate its atomic programme.

Jul 23, 2015

Kerry mounts furious defense of Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, telling skeptical lawmakers that rejection of the accord would give Tehran “a great big green light” to swiftly accelerate its atomic program.

Testifying before Congress for the first time since Iran and world powers reached the deal last week, Kerry fought back against accusations by a senior Republican that America’s top diplomat was “fleeced” by Iranian negotiators in the final round of the Vienna talks.

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      "Patricia Zengerle covers foreign policy and national security on Capitol Hill for Reuters. She recently covered the 2012 campaign and the White House and had been an editor in Washington, D.C., an editor in London, and a correspondent in Miami, Pittsburgh and New York. You can follow her on Twitter @ReutersZengerle"
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