New York Congressman Announces Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US Democratic representative Jerrold Nadler of New York has endorsed the July 14 conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, a report said.
Representative Nadler expressed his support for the agreement amid opposition from fellow New York Jewish lawmakers including his home state's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, Yahoo News reported.
"I have sought to ignore the political pressures, as well as the demagoguery and hateful rhetoric on both sides that I think has been harmful to the overall political discourse,” he said in a statement.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) finalized the text of lasting deal on Tehran’s nuclear program on July 14.
While the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to endorse the deal, the text of the document needs to be ratified by both Iran's Parliament and the US Congress.
US President Barack Obama has promised a swift veto in the event of a Congressional rejection of the agreement in September. Lawmakers would then have to find enough votes to override the president.