Pelosi Calls Iran Deal 'A Diplomatic Masterpiece'

| by Nathaly Pesantez

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voiced her support for President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, saying that House Democrats will provide enough support to finalize the plan's approval process.

While Republican legislatures largely vowed to kill the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA), Pelosi says Democrats will have no problem sustaining a veto on a Republican disapproval measure, according to The Hill.

Pelosi called the JPOA "a diplomatic masterpiece", commending Obama for his work on the measure with several world leaders.

"So where does my confidence spring from? First of all, from the qualiy of the agreement. Second of all, to the seriousness and thoughtfulness with which my colleagues have approached this," she said.

JPOA and its materials were received by Congress on July 19, with the sixty-day review process commencing the following day.

With Republicans announcing early on that they would begin drafting a resolution of disapproval, Obama announced his plans to veto any measure contrary to the deal.

Through briefings beginning two weeks ago, the Obama administration has concentrated on gaining support for the deal, seeking to recruit indecisive Democrats, according to CNN.

"More and more of them have confirmed to me that they will be there to sustain the veto," Pelosi said on Thursday. "They've done this not blindly, but thoroughly, and [spent] the last two-and-a-half weeks reviewing the documents. … And it's really pretty exciting."

Sources: The Hill, New York Times, CNN

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