Senator says obstacles to Iran oversight can be overcome

A bill that would enable Congress to oversee a prospective nuclear deal with Iran can be passed into law despite problems in the legislative process, Senator Rob Portman told The Jerusalem Post in an interview Sunday.

Portman met Sunday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, deputy foreign minister Tzachi Hanegbi and Zionist Union leaders. He visited Bethlehem over the weekend.

The senator lamented that a series of amendments were making it harder to pass the Iran Nuclear Review Act. Three amendments introduced have made it harder to pass the legislation: One would characterize the Iran deal as a treaty, another would insist on Iran recognizing Israel’s right to exist, and a third would address the issue of Iranian support for terrorist groups.


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