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General News    H4'ed 7/20/15

Obama sends Iran deal to wary Congress, Israel urges rejection

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President Barack Obama's administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an 'Iranian terror machine.' Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran's nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions. Overriding it would require a two-thirds majority of both the House of Representatives and Senate, so the administration is working to win over enough of Obama's fellow Democrats to offset strong Republican opposition. 'I think the right thing to do is merely not to go ahead with this deal,' Netanyahu said on CBS's 'Face the Nation' as he continued a string of U.S. media interviews denouncing the deal reached on Tuesday between Iran and six major powers.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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