Sept 11, 2015 (LBO) – The Iran nuclear agreement passed one test in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, but it is still months away from going into effect, media reports said. Republicans have insisted they will keep blocking it.
A Republican disapproval resolution was kept from proceeding in a procedural vote by a count of 58 to 42, and the Senate will hold another vote on it next week. The deal won’t go in to effect for months as Iran’s parliament must also consider it, and weapons inspectors have to certify that Iran is meeting requirements of the agreement.
Referring to the deal, President Obama has said that the process is “a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world.”
Iran could increase its oil output by six percent a year once sanctions are lifted. Private sector companies have already begun to visit Iran in anticipation that the deal will go through.