Iran victory within Obama's reach

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on the nuclear deal with Iran on July 15, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DCUS President Barack Obama has won the backing of a fresh clutch of senators for his Iran deal, raising the prospect he could yet dodge a humiliating legislative rebuke. For months, Republicans and rebellious Democrats have looked on course to pass a resolution against the nuclear deal, a stinging rejection of a central Obama foreign policy goal. A ‘no’ vote next month would not be enough to scupper the whole nuclear agreement — thanks to Obama’s veto power — but it could foreshadow trouble ahead.

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