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Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

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Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it’s not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start implementing the […]

Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress.

Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it’s not game-over for the White House.

A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start implementing the accord.

While he probably would take some heavy criticism from opponents who think it’s a bad deal, it would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishments.

Obama doesn’t need a congressional OK to give Iran most of the billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions that it would get under the agreement, as long as Tehran honors its commitments to curb its nuclear program.

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