Flake speaks to reporters as Udall listens during a news conference in Havana

Despite White House lobbying, Senator Flake opposes Iran nuclear deal

Flake speaks to reporters as Udall listens during a news conference in HavanaBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Jeff Flake announced his opposition on Saturday to the nuclear deal with Iran despite White House lobbying to try to convince the Arizona Republican to break from others in his party and back the accord when U.S. lawmakers vote on it. The agreement that Iran reached with the United States and other world powers on July 14 “does contain benefits in terms of limiting Iran’s ability to produce sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon for a period of time, particularly at its known nuclear facilities,” Flake said in a statement. “But these benefits are outweighed by severe limitations the (agreement) places on Congress and future administrations in responding to Iran’s non-nuclear behavior in the region,” Flake added.

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