House to vote next week on Iran deal: Top Republican

US House of Representatives' majority leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, August 13, 2015The US House of Representatives will vote next week on the Iran nuclear deal, Republican leadership said Wednesday, the first congressional step in a process President Barack Obama hopes will uphold his landmark accord. “Next week the House will consider a resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement. With most US lawmakers opposed to the accord, which aims to severely restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of punishing economic sanctions, the resolution of disapproval is certain to pass the House.

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