Report: Democratic US Senator Schumer to oppose Iran nuclear deal

August 7, 2015 04:40

Democratic US Senator Chuck Schumer plans to announce his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, the Huffington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the lawmaker's thinking.

A pro-Israel lawmaker who is a high-ranking Senate Democrat, Schumer is considered pivotal to the Iran deal's future. His colleague from New York, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, announced her support for the deal on Thursday.

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