Iran nuke deal now backed by 31 sen­a­tors

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

Sen­a­tor Jeff Merkley, a Demo­crat from Ore­gon, said on Sun­day he would sup­port the nu­clear deal with Iran.

“I be­lieve the agree­ment, ti­tled the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion, is the best avail­able strat­egy to block Iran from ac­quir­ing a nu­clear weapon,” Merkley wrote in a state­ment.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is try­ing to muster 34 votes in the Se­nate to en­sure law­mak­ers can­not kill the deal. Thirty-one sen­a­tors, all Democrats and in­de­pen­dents who vote with Democrats, have now said they will sup­port it.

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