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Congress split over Iran's access to the dollar

Key lawmakers disagree on whether banking restrictions would violate nuclear deal.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) talks to reporters after the weekly Republican caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1CO22

US lawmakers are split over Iran's apparent inability to get the sanctions relief it feels entitled to under the nuclear deal.

Tough! argues Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Helping Iran access the out-of-reach US dollars it needs for most big-ticket transactions is a nonstarter, Corker says, especially when it is launching ballistic missiles tagged with "Israel must be wiped out."

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