White House Trumpets Support for Iran Deal — House Holds Symbolic No Vote

President Barack Obama said on Friday that the House of Representatives’ vote on the Iran nuclear deal is an indication of growing support for the deal.

“Today’s vote in the House of Representatives is the latest indication that the more members have studied the historic deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the more they have come out in support of it,” Obama said in a statement.

The House voted 162-269 against the deal. The vote is largely symbolic because the White House won enough support from Senate Democrats to prevent the vote from derailing the agreement.

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

White House Trumpets Support for Iran Deal — House Holds Symbolic No Vote

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close