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Sen. Ben Cardin to oppose Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Ben Cardin to oppose Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Friday he will oppose the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, a setback for supporters who want to put the deal in place without forcing President Barack Obama's veto. The longtime Maryland lawmaker cited concerns with the inspections regime called for in the agreement, the difficulty world leaders may have reimposing sanctions and the fact that Tehran will not be required to disclose its past efforts to build a nuclear weapon bomb. Cardin, who is up for reelection in 2018, announced his position after it was already clear the White House had the votes needed to implement the deal —...

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