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U.S. House Passes Iran Nuclear Bill


The U.S. House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill giving Congress the power to review and potentially reject an international nuclear agreement with Iran.

The House passed the bill on a 400 to 25 vote on May 14.

The vote sends the legislation to the White House, where administration officials have said President Barack Obama will sign it into law.

The Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015 overwhelmingly passed the Senate last week.

If signed by Obama, it would give lawmakers a say on any accord aimed at getting Iran to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran and six world powers -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany -- are aiming for a comprehensive agreement by the end of June.

The six powers want limits on Tehran's nuclear programs that could have a military use.

Tehran denies it is pursuing atomic weapons.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP
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