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US Republican lawmakers seek greater say on Iran nuclear deal

Published on Jul 24, 2014 7:24 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

The five senators introduced their Bill just five days after Iran and six world powers announced they had failed to meet a deadline to end a decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme and agreed to extend an interim agreement for four months, including some further sanctions relief for Teheran.

News of the extension was greeted with anger by many US lawmakers, particularly Republicans worried that Teheran has not been negotiating in good faith.

They also fear that Democratic President Obama will concede too much to Iran in order to claim a foreign policy victory.

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