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Iran Nuclear Deal Faces Triple Threat in Congress on Anniversary

  • Three measures seek to derail agreement signed a year ago
  • Iran says it still waiting for full benefits from the accord
The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Republican lawmakers are pushing three measures to roll back a nuclear agreement with Iran, while the Obama administration’s lead negotiator for the accord defended its implementation one year after the deal was struck.

Three bills dealing with the agreement, under which Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions, are scheduled for a vote this week in the House of Representatives, where Republicans have a majority. The measures would then go to the Senate, which may not take them up before September.