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Senate approves Corker bill on Iran

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KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve compromise legislation championed by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker that would let Congress review and possibly reject any nuclear deal the Obama administration and other world powers may negotiate with Iran.

The legislation cleared the Senate on a 98-1 vote after two weeks of debate in which some lawmakers expressed serious misgivings about the measure, but conceded it would provide the only opportunity for congressional review of any nuclear deal with Iran.

“Without this bill, there is no review of what happens relative to Iran,” said Corker, a Chattanooga Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The bill now heads to the House, where it is likely to pass. The White House has said President Barack Obama would sign the bill if it passed as written, but warned that he could veto the measure if it is changed.

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