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Israel Pleased with Compromise Deal on Iran between Obama and Congress

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Apr 21
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Israel’s Intelligence Minister said that the nation is satisfied with a compromise deal that will give the U.S. Congress authority to review a nuclear deal with Iran. Israel believes the compromise between the Obama administration and Congress will help prevent a “bad deal” with Iran.


According to, “The bill requires the Obama administration to send the text of any final agreement with Iran to Congress as soon as it is completed, and blocks Obama’s ability to waive many U.S. sanctions on Tehran while Congress reviews the deal. It allows a final vote on whether to lift sanctions imposed by Congress in exchange for Iran dismantling its nuclear capabilities.”


Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio, “We are certainly happy this morning. This is an achievement for Israeli policy.” 


He continued, “This is more pressure and another barrier in the face of a bad agreement, and therefore the administration and the negotiating team will make more of an effort to seal gaps and to achieve an agreement that looks better, or at least more reasonable, so that it will pass in Congress.” 



Publication date: April 21, 2015