President Obama secures enough Senate votes to protect Iran nuclear deal. Major foreign policy victory.

President Obama scored a major foreign policy victory after securing enough votes in the Senate to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) on Wednesday morning said she will back the agreement, making her the 34th senator to pledge support for the Iran deal in the Senate.

This means that opponents will not be able to collect the two-thirds supermajority vote needed to override Obama’s promised veto of any legislative attempt to dismantle the nuclear pact.

The agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, struck by international negotiators in Vienna in July, was the subject of an intense lobbying campaign in recent weeks by both the administration and the deal’s opponents in advance of an expected vote as early as next week on a resolution to block the deal’s implementation.

Source: Washington Post Sep 2, 2015. By Karoun Demirjian and Carol Morello.

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