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Khamenei agrees with Congress: no deal better than a bad deal

While there's talk of a preliminary deal in March, Iran's supreme leader says he is opposed to a multistep agreement.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei arrives to cast his ballot in Iran's Parliamentary election in Tehran March 14, 2008. REUTERS/Caren Firouz  (IRAN) - RTR1Y9QC
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To prevent Congress from voting on new Iran sanctions that critics believe would cause the collapse of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security council plus Germany (P5+1), President Barack Obama has urged Congress to delay the vote until the end of March, according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

The March deadline would allow the Obama administration to work toward a “political framework” with Iran that would be then used to achieve a comprehensive deal by June 30, the deadline from November interim deal between Iran and P5+1.

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