U.S. Senate Democratic leader: Iran nuclear deal will stand

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Posted: Sep 08, 2015 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, said on Tuesday the nuclear agreement with Iran will survive review by Congress.

"This agreement will stand," he said in prepared remarks set for delivery to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

Shortly before Reid spoke, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said he would be the fourth Senate Democrat to object to the deal. However, 38 senators have already expressed their support, enough to sustain Obama's veto of any congressional resolution disapproving of the agreement.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Susan Heavey)