Senator opposes Iran deal despite WH lobbying

August 16, 2015 6:14 AM

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Washington, Aug. 16 (BNA): U.S. Senator Jeff Flake announced his opposition on Saturday to the nuclear deal with Iran despite White House lobbying to try to convince the Arizona Republican senator to break away from others in his party and back the accord when U.S. lawmakers vote on it, Reuters reported.

The agreement Iran reached with the United States and other world powers on July 14 "does contain benefits in terms of limiting Iran's ability to produce sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon for a period of time, particularly at its known nuclear facilities," Flake said in a statement.


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