White House, foes turn up heat ahead of Iran deadline

United Against Nuclear Iran -- led by former president George W. Bush's ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Wallace -- announced it will plough vast resources into influencing the debate on the US deal with TehranDown-to-the-wire talks in Vienna this week will decide whether the United States can reach a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but a fierce lobbying battle in Washington may decide if it survives. For the last two years, those for and against an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program have traded newspaper opinion pieces, rolled out dueling advocacy campaigns and lobbied “influencers” on the think tank circuit. United Against Nuclear Iran — led by former president George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Wallace — announced Tuesday it will plough vast resources into influencing the debate.

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