Another U.S. senator lines up in support of Iran nuclear deal

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Brian Schatz said on Monday he backs the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran, becoming the 16th senator to do so and moving President Barack Obama one vote closer to locking in enough Senate votes to make the deal fly. A liberal, Jewish-born lawmaker from Hawaii, Schatz had been expected to come down in favor of the deal. Schumer’s decision last week caused an uproar as he usually lines up behind the president.

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