Obama hits back at senators letter to Iran

US President Barack Obama accused the 47 Republican senators of "interfering" in ongoing nuclear talks following their warning to Tehran in an open letter Monday that without congressional approval the nuclear deal the president is about to sign could be revoked by the next president. Obama mocked the group of senators, saying they were making "an unusual coalition" with Iran's hard-line religious leaders. Vice President Joe Biden added his voice to Obama’s and called the letter dangerous. US Secretary of State meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Lausanne next Sunday.
DEBKAfile: This exchange further escalates the showdown between the US President and congress – not just over the Iranian nuclear deal, although some Democratic lawmakers agree with their Republican colleagues on this issue. Obama is accused of bypassing Congress to push both his foreign and domestic policies.

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