Key Democrats object to new Republican Iran measure

Graham speaks with reporters just off the senate floor during a procedural vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonU.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin, senior Democrats who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran, will vote against a Republican effort to require new conditions before President Barack Obama could lift any sanctions under the deal, aides said on Wednesday. After Senate Democrats twice blocked a disapproval resolution meant to kill the nuclear agreement, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced amendments to the measure that would bar Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran unless it recognizes Israel’s right to exist and releases American prisoners.

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