POLITICS

U.S. Senate Rejects Bid To Consider Iran Nuclear Deal Treaty

US President Barack Obama addresses the media after delegation level talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New De
US President Barack Obama addresses the media after delegation level talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on January 25, 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement January 25 to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected on Tuesday an effort to require an international nuclear agreement with Iran to be considered a treaty, requiring the approval of two-thirds of the Senate's 100 members to go into effect.

With some votes still being counted, 56 senators had opposed the proposed amendment to a bill requiring an Iran nuclear deal to be reviewed by Congress, guaranteeing that it would not reach the 60-vote threshold required to move ahead.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Eric Beech)

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Responses To Iran Deal