Iran official urges quick approval of nuclear deal

Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi addresses the United Nations Security Council on September 19, 2014 at UN headquarters in New York CityIran’s deputy foreign minister Saturday urged a speedy approval in Tehran of a nuclear deal, so that blame for any failure falls on US lawmakers who may yet vote against it. Abbas Araghchi’s comments come as US Secretary of State John Kerry and members of his nuclear negotiating team are being grilled in Congress two weeks into a 60-day review of the deal in Washington. A similar process is under way in Iran’s parliament, where some MPs have argued that the agreement has jeopardised the country’s nuclear programme.

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