US House of Representatives rejects Iran nuclear agreement

(VOVworld) - The Republican-dominated US House of Representatives has rejected the Iran nuclear accord overwhelmingly, in a vote that was sharply along party lines.

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The US Capitol on August 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)

The House on Friday voted against approving the Iran agreement by 162 to 269 votes, with 25 Democratic lawmakers joining Republicans in an attempt to show the lack of support the nuclear deal has in the House. Congress has until September 17 to vote against the Iran deal and prevent the Obama administration from implementing the deal. However, the deal’s opponents in Congress would not succeed because they would not be able to gather the two-thirds majority they needed in both chambers to override Obama’s promised veto of a disapproval resolution. The Obama administration has gained this resounding victory over its opponents, despite the Israel lobby’s massive campaign to defeat the historic nuclear agreement, reached between Iran and the P5+1 -- the US, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany -- in Vienna in mid-July.