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Senators Surbanes, Cantwell, Blumenthal among Democrats to support Iran deal

Published 09/09/2015 | 02:30

Barack Obama has secured a major foreign policy victory on the Iran nuclear deal
Barack Obama has secured a major foreign policy victory on the Iran nuclear deal

US Democratic Senators John Sarbanes and Maria Cantwell said on Tuesday she would back the Iran nuclear deal.

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"I am going to support it and I will have a statement out shortly," Sen Catwell told Reuters.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama, standing with vice president Joe Biden, speaks at the White House after the Iran nuclear deal was struck (AP)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef after meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at Camp David in Maryland, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and the leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senator Sarbanes said he belives the plan will be effective in pulling Iran back form the threshold of becoming a nuclear state. He believes this position could hold for up to 12 years.

Earlier on Tuesday, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Gary Peters and Ron Wyden also announced they would support the agreement, securing for President Barack Obama the 41 Senate votes needed to block a final vote on a measure of disapproval.

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