Senate rejects bid to toughen Iran nuclear review bill

Negotiators of Iran and six world powers face each other at a table in the historic basement of Palais Coburg hotel in ViennaBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate rejected an effort on Tuesday to require any nuclear agreement with Iran to be considered an international treaty, which would have forced any deal to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate’s 100 members. The Senate voted 57-39 to reject the measure, which Republican Senator Ron Johnson offered as an amendment to the Iran Nuclear Review Act, a bill requiring an Iran nuclear deal to be reviewed by Congress. The amendment’s backing by 39 Republicans signaled that there could be intense debate in the coming days as the Senate hammers out its final version of the legislation.

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