Iran deal faces fight in U.S. Congress but will likely survive

Ministers and officials arrive for a family picture after the last plenary session at the United Nations building in ViennaBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The nuclear deal between world powers and Iran starts a new phase of intense negotiation – this time between the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress, where some Republicans have long been working to sink an agreement. Any effort in Congress to overturn the deal will face an uphill fight. Republicans have majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, but they would need the support of dozens of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats to sustain a “resolution of disapproval” that could cripple a deal.

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