Congress wants a say in any final deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it runs the risk of wrecking the negotiations. Even though Congress has been on break, a bill has been crafted which would give Congress 60 days to review the final agreement with Iran and allow it to vote on whether sanctions against the country could be lifted. Durbin worries that plan may prevent a deal altogether.
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“(It would) come as no surprise that Congress will have a say. Someone will offer an amendment, somewhere along the way, to an appropriation bill,” Durbin said. “The question is whether or not we try to preempt the negotiation process. I think that would be a mistake.”
According to the framework of the deal agreed upon last week, the deadline to reach a final agreement is June 30. Durbin says Congress must wait for negotiations to play out before taking any action.