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Senator: If US quits deal, sanctions still will hurt Iran

WASHINGTON — The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel “meaningful pressure” from the U.S. penalties. The deal between would curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from crippling sanctions. ...

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Europe backs Iran nuclear deal in signal to U.S. Congress

BRUSSELS – The European Union approved the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe’s economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the U.S. Congress will follow. In a message mainly aimed at skeptical voices in the U.S. Congress and strong resistance from Israel, EU foreign ministers meeting ...

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