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Josh Rogin

Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

47 Republican senators have written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign won’t last after Obama leaves office.
He's been warned.

He's been warned.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama's administration won’t last after Obama leaves office.

Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chamber's entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a deal but also to pressure the White House into giving Congress some authority over the process.