Hassan Rouhani

Congress playing a risky game with Iran talks

Congress playing a risky game with Iran talks

The Obama administration is putting a brave face on its acceptance of legislation in Congress that injects the legislative branch into ongoing negotiations over the future of Iran's nuclear program. But while the bill approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could have been worse, it is still ill-timed and could make an agreement less likely, which is the not-so-ulterior motive of at least some of the bill's supporters. Until recently the president had been expected to veto any legislation requiring congressional approval of an agreement reached by Iran and the so-called P5+1 — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and...