Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he's backing President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Post
"I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure the deal stands," he tells the Post in a telephone interview.
He's the 27th Senate Democrat to come out in favor of the deal. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Bob Menendez of New Jersey have announced their opposition.
Reid, who represents Nevada, said the deal is the "best way" to curtail Iran’s military ambitions, and he pledged to round up more support to thwart its opponents.
The Senate and House of Representatives plan to vote by Sept. 17 on a "resolution of disapproval" brought by Republicans who hope to sink the deal reached in July between Iran, the United States and other partners.
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