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U.S. Congress promises rough ride for any nuclear deal with Iran

Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:24 Written by
By Richard Cowan and Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Senate cast doubt on Sunday on whether President Barack Obama would be able to win approval in Congress for any nuclear deal with Iran, and some Democrats also expressed reservations. "I think it's going to be a very hard sell, if it's completed, in Congress," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told "Fox News Sunday".
Security Official: Don't Count on Congress to Dump Iran Deal
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:44 Written by
The Iran deal, if and when it comes, may be a “hard sell” in the U.S. Congress, but Israelis should not put too much hope in the possibility of the deal not being approved at the end of the day, a top security official told Arutz Sheva Sunday. The official was responding to comments made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday that the deal would be…
Iran deal would be "a very hard sell" for skeptical Congress, McConnell says
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:35 Written by
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders on Sunday expressed doubts about the prospect of Congress signing off on a historic agreement with Iran to address that country’s nuclear programme.Related: John Kerry 'hopeful' of Iran deal as nuclear talks reach decisive phaseOn Sunday, diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that agreement in the marathon talks to curb Iran’s nuclear programme in return
GOP Leaders: Any Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Face Deep Opposition in Congress
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:27 Written by
By Kristina Peterson @[email protected] @[email protected] Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) speaks on Capitol Hill on July 8, 2015.Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press Republican leaders signaled Sunday that any final nuclear deal struck with Iran will face deep opposition in the GOP-controlled Congress. For weeks, Republicans have called for President Barack Obama and his team of U.S. diplomats to walk away from negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons. As
Shivraj Singh Chouhan tried to suppress Vyapam scam, alleges Congress
Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:03 Written by
Opposition Congress on Sunday questioned Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's statements claiming credit for initiating probe into Vyapam scam, and alleged that he tried to "cover up" the scandal for many years. It claimed that though the first FIR was filed in 2009, Chouhan did not admit that there were any irregularities till the second FIR was filed in the scam in 2014. "The first FIR relating to the scam was
Senate majority leader: Iran deal will be ‘hard sell’ in Congress
Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:32 Written by
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Sunday’s developments as they unfold. Blog is now live Auto-refresh: 17:47 Senate majority leader says Iran deal will be ‘hard sell’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders express doubts Sunday about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country’s nuclear program, predicting US President Barack Obama could face hurdles in Congress if negotiators reach a final
John Boehner on Pope Francis’ future visit to Congress
Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:23 Written by
July 12, 2015, 10:41 AM|House Speaker John Boehner says he’s been trying to get the Pope to visit Congress for two decades. With the Pontiff’s upcoming visit confirmed for September, the Speaker admits he’s quite humbled.
Iran nuclear deal 'a very hard sell' as Congress doubts agreement
Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:08 Written by
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders on Sunday expressed doubts about the prospect of Congress signing off on a historic agreement with Iran to address that country’s nuclear programme.Related: John Kerry 'hopeful' of Iran deal as nuclear talks reach decisive phaseOn Sunday, diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that agreement in the marathon talks to curb Iran’s nuclear programme in return
Trinamool Congress backs Modi government on GST
Sunday, 12 July 2015 10:01 Written by
NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress today came out in strong support of the government's ambitious GST Bill, which is being scrutinized by a Parliamentary Committee, saying the measure is "good for the states, good for the centre and good for the nation". "GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a commitment we have made in our manifesto. We believe the bill should be passed in the Monsoon session," Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien told. He said
FTII row: Congress mocks govt's defence on Gajendra Chauhan's appointment
Sunday, 12 July 2015 09:46 Written by
File Photodna Research & ArchivesTargeting the government over FTII chairman row, Congress on Sunday mocked its explanation that Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as he can devote time to the institute saying it won't wash as even a "peon has ample time" and demanded a clarification from I&B Minister Arun Jaitley. "Jaitley who usually clarifies on several issues and had even backed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, should speak on this issue. This is

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