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Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal
Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal

A White House campaign to prevent Congress from imposing tougher sanctions on Iran won a temporary victory Tuesday, as key Democrats agreed to withhold their final support for legislation until at least March, giving international talks more time to produce an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. As the Senate Banking Committee began considering a bipartisan bill to apply new sanctions if a deal is not reached by June, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), a cosponsor of the legislation, and nine other Democratic supporters signed a letter to President Obama acknowledging his concern that congressional action now could derail the delicate negotiations. The 10 Democrats emphasized that...

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