‘Major Milestone’: Obama Secures Veto-Proof Majority on Iran Deal

by Deirdre Fulton – In what supporters are hailing as a victory for diplomacy and peace, the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers now appears guaranteed to survive a Republican-led congressional challenge. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said on Wednesday that she will support President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, giving the White House the 34 votes needed to sustain a presidential veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval if Republicans pass such a measure later this month. National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Action executive director Jamal Abdi called Mikulski’s announcement “a major milestone that ensures the Iran agreement can move forward despite the millions of dollars and misinformation pumped out by opponents in an effort to kill the deal.” However, Abdi added that “work for the agreement’s supporters is not done,” noting that nearly the entire Republican presidential field has pledged to nullify the agreement if they take the...

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