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Breaking with White House, New York's Schumer opposes Iran nuclear deal

Breaking with White House, New York's Schumer opposes Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the most influential Jewish member of Congress, announced Thursday night that he will oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, a major blow to President Obama's most important foreign policy initiative. Schumer, who is on track to lead Senate Democrats in 2017, said in a statement that though he saw some merit in the international agreement, he decided that ultimately the risk was too great that Iran would "use the agreement to pursue its nefarious goals." The senator disclosed his decision a day after Obama warned in a major speech that the only alternative to the nuclear deal is another war in the Middle East. Schumer's...

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