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Parliamentary committee endorses limited enrichment for Iran

A British report could help the Barack Obama administration sell an Iranian nuclear accord — or extension of the interim agreement — to a skeptical Congress.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) and Ed Miliband (2nd R), the leader of the opposition Labour Party, and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (R) arrive to listen to Queen Elizabeth deliver her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London  June 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool    (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SOCIETY ROYALS) - RTR3S5AV

While President Barack Obama struggles to build congressional support for a potential nuclear agreement with Iran, the British House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee has endorsed a deal that would allow Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment.

In a lengthy report made available to Al-Monitor in advance and published early July 14, British time, the 11-member committee — composed of representatives from Britain’s three main political parties — also states that negotiations “are the most promising forum for reaching a settlement which assuages fears about the scope and intention of the Iranian nuclear program.”

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