One More Vote On Iran Deal For Senate

Negotiations_about_Iranian_Nuclear_Program_-_the_Ministers_of_Foreign_Affairs_and_Other_Officials_of_the_P5+1_and_Ministers_of_Foreign_Affairs_of_Iran_and_EU_in_LausanneBy Amelia Fabiano 9/15/2015
The Senate will try for a second time on Tuesday to move forward on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal.

Senate Democrats blocked the GOP attempts to derail the agreement last week; and they are expected to do so again this week. It is unknown if this will be the last vote from the GOP-led Senate.

In theory, the deal would suppress the nuclear program in Iran, and Iran would receive relief from sanctions that have weakened its economy in return.

Senate Republicans are working on new sanctions legislation to keep a staunch position against Iran. The Iran nuclear deal has become an issue among 2016 presidential candidates – a target of debate and criticism from Republican campaign committees firing at Democrats who back the deal.

Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. predicts the outcome of Tuesday’s vote will not change, and the agreement will take effect on Sept. 17.

Obama expressed his gratitude for the Democratic support he received in the Senate on Friday. In a statement, he says, “Now we must turn to the critical work of implementing and verifying this deal so that Iran cannot pursue a nuclear weapon.”