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Kerry urges Senate Democrats to back off Iran sanctions renewal

The US secretary of state is on a mission to protect President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy — and his own.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2B9VC

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Capitol Hill ًTuesday evening to caution Senate Democrats against renewing Iran sanctions and to urge them to prevent the incoming administration from unraveling his hard-fought nuclear deal

The low-key meeting comes ahead of a Senate vote later this week to renew for another 10 years sanctions on Iran's energy, trade, defense and banking sectors that will expire at the end of this year. The White House has stopped short of saying it will veto the bill, but has sought to delay a vote. 

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