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Iran Nuclear Pact Faces US Congressional Votes

A landmark nuclear accord between Iran and the international community that was the product of years of diplomacy and marathon negotiations has additional hurdles to clear in Washington: tough votes in both houses of the Republican-led Congress. The pact announced in Vienna does not constitute a formal treaty with Iran, so a two-thirds Senate ratification vote is not needed. But Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, a measure giving lawmakers 30 days to approve or reject an...

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