Third Republican attempt to sink Iran deal fails in Senate

Senate Democrats defeat a third Republican attempt to stymie the nuclear deal through legislation.

The latest Republican amendment tries to condition the implementation of America’s part in the agreement to Tehran recognizing Israel and freeing American prisoners, according to the Washington political magazine The Hill.

It fails Thursday in a 53-45 vote in the Senate. Senate procedural rules required 60 votes in favor in order for the amendment to move forward.

The latest effort to sink the nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers is the last the US Congress can undertake, since the legally mandated 60-day review period for the deal ends today.

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