Obama Warming to Corker Bill

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the bipartisan compromise on a Senate Iran bill has reached the point where President Barack Obama could sign it — if it doesn’t change substantially as it works its way through the Senate. It’s the closest Obama has come to signaling that he could accept a bill that gives Congress any kind of review power over the tentative agreement that would curb Iran’s nuclear program. The pact still has to go through more detailed negotiations before a final deal can be reached at the end of June. Earnest said at a White House news briefing, “What we’ve been telling Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is that the president would be willing to sign the proposed compromise that is making its way through the committee today." Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker says any deal made has to hold Iran accountable for its actions.



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