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US: Barack Obama signs bill allowing Congress to review Iran N-deal

By Ians

Washington, May 23: US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives Congress the right to review a potential deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

The legislation would give Congress the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran for 30 days and bar Obama from lifting any Congressional sanctions against Iran during that period, Xinhua reported.

Iran N-deal: Prez Obama signs new bill

If lawmakers disapprove of the deal, and then override a likely veto from Obama, his administration would lose the current power to waive certain economic sanctions Congress has imposed on Iran.

World powers are negotiating with Iran on a comprehensive nuclear deal that would lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme. The two sides reached a framework agreement in April, and are seeking to finish a final deal by June 30. [Not in our national interest to have conflict with Iran: Obama]

On Friday, Obama reiterated that Iran must not be allowed to get a nuclear weapon, adding that he would not "accept a bad deal".

"This deal will have my name on it, so nobody has a bigger personal stake in making sure that it delivers on its promise," Obama said at a Jewish congregation in Washington.


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