Reid says he's going to support Obama's Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he's throwing his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.

In a message on his Twitter account, the Nevada senator said Sunday he strongly supports "the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands."

Reid is the highest ranking Senate Democrat. His support could make it difficult for opponents to muster the veto-proof numbers in Congress needed to scuttle the agreement.

Republicans say the Iran agreement makes too many concessions and could enable that country to become a nuclear-armed state.

Congress plans a vote next month on a resolution disapproving of the deal. Obama has threatened a veto, which would need two-thirds majorities in the House and the Senate to be overridden.

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