Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal

U.S. President Obama listens during joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Renzi at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran’s nuclear program was a “reasonable compromise” he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail talks with Tehran. Obama told a White House news conference that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Bob Corker and the panel’s leading Democrat, Ben Cardin, had agreed they would protect the bill from “poison pills” amendments that would be tilted toward trying to kill an agreement with Iran. Since the White House said on Tuesday that Obama would sign the bill, it has sought to reassure anxious negotiating partners.

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