Iran deal progress dampens push for new US sanctions bill

14.01.2014                      13.Schwat.5774

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Iran deal progress dampens push for new US sanctions bill

Bill's co-sponsors are not clamoring for a Senate vote; strong core of powerful Democrats oppose new sanctions bill; White House in strong push to bolster Democratic opposition to measure.

US President Barack Obama is more likely to win his battle with the US Congress to keep new sanctions on Iran at bay now that world powers and Tehran have made a new advance in talks to curb the Islamic Republic's nuclear program….