Twelve lawmakers have voiced support for Iran deal: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 1:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twelve members of the Congress have come out in support of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the White House said on Friday.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said it showed President Barack Obama had made a persuasive case, but he conceded the decision of New York's Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the Senate, to oppose the deal was disappointing.

Obama is struggling to gain support for the deal, which Congress must vote on by Sept. 17.

(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Heavey)