Second US Senate Vote to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal Fails

US Senate Democrats blocked the passage of a resolution to kill the Iran nuclear agreement in the second procedural vote on Tuesday evening.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran were unable to muster the 60 votes needed to bring a resolution of disapproval to the floor of the Senate for a final vote.

The Tuesday vote marks a victory for President Barack Obama and the second defeat handed to the opponents of the Iran deal in the past week.

Prior to the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Senate Democrats to "allow… a vote on what is one of the most consequential foreign policy issues of our age."

McConnell also announced on Thursday evening that he will introduce a resolution to block President Barack Obama’s sanctions relief for Iran if the Senate fails to bring the Iran resolution to a final vote.

On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution stating its disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal in a vote that was more symbolic than consequential.

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