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Cardin: Best option is 'strong agreement' with Iran

Cardin: Best option is 'strong agreement' with Iran

Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that the best outcome for international talks with Iran is a "strong agreement" over that country's nuclear program that includes thorough inspections of military sites and covert activities. "The best option is a strong agreement, but Congress will [have] independent oversight," said the Maryland Democrat, who helped draft the terms of the legislation that will allow lawmakers to review a deal, if one emerges. "We'll be able to see whether in fact we have open inspections, whether the sanctions relief is commensurate with the progress that Iran has made...