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EU push to save Iran deal gets frosty reception on Capitol Hill

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini faced a tough audience with Republicans threatening new sanctions on Iran.
European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini gives her remarks after attending a meeting of the parties to the Iran nuclear deal during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RC1AF2F97690

The European Union’s top diplomat got a frosty reception on Capitol Hill today as she lobbied lawmakers to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed confidence that US lawmakers would not kill the hard-fought agreement. US President Donald Trump last month refused to certify that the deal meets congressional requirements and tasked Congress with unilaterally strengthening the deal through the threat of sanctions.

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