Obama Willing to Sign Senate Compromise on Iran Bill, White House Says

Republican, Democratic leaders of Senate Foreign Relations Committee reach compromise agreement that would shorten Congress' review of Iran nuclear deal.

Julia Edwards
Obama in the Oval Office, March 31, 2015.
Obama in the Oval Office, March 31, 2015.Credit: Reuters
Julia Edwards

REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama would be willing to sign the current version of a compromise on an Iran nuclear bill being discussed in the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday.

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached a compromise agreement that would shorten Congress' review of any Iran nuclear deal to 52 days under an Iran nuclear bill, the panel's chairman, Republican Senator Bob Corker, said on Tuesday.

A Senate aide said the compromise, which will be considered by the full committee later on Tuesday, would give Congress 30 days to review the deal, 12 days for a possible veto of Congress' action by U.S. President Barack Obama and then 10 days for an override vote.

Supporters of the bill have been scrambling to shore up bipartisan support for the measure, put forward by Corker, which seeks to give Congress a vote on any final nuclear agreement with Iran.

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