Democratic U.S. Senator Menendez announces strong stand against Iran deal
Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has announced that he will vote to kill the Iran deal
Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, in a scathing critique of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and other major powers, announced on Tuesday that he will vote to kill the pact.
Speaking in his home state of New Jersey, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said in prepared remarks detailing his opposition: “I will vote to disapprove the agreement and, if called upon, would vote to override a veto” by President Barack Obama.
The Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote sometime in September on legislation rejecting the deal with Tehran that would impose new curbs on Iran’s nuclear program while lifting economic sanctions on the country. Obama faces a tough fight in Congress defending the deal, which is also opposed by most Republicans.