Obama not to sign bills to 'undermine' Iran deal

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The administration of outgoing President Barack Obama will avoid signing any bill in its final months that would “undermine” the Iran nuclear agreement, the White House says.

“We certainly are not going to, however, sign a piece of legislation that would undermine the ability of the international community to continue to successfully implement the international agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a daily briefing on Tuesday.

“Any actions that are taken, if there are any, are the kinds of actions that have been in the pipeline for quite some time and are entirely consistent with the United States upholding our end of an agreement that has prevented Iran from developing their nuclear weapon capability,” he added.

Iran has time and again rejected such allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International…

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