- Negotiators from the US, Iran, and other major world powers have reached a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relaxing international sanctions.
- President Obama is expected to speak about the deal at 7 am ET.
- The full text of the deal runs to more than 80 pages, and of course the details matter.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed continued displeasure with the direction of negotiations, and Israeli opposition will be an impediment to securing congressional support for the deal.
- The White House's fact sheet and talking points on the deal are available here.
Congress will have a narrow path to block the deal
In principle, the US Congress still has the ability to scuttle the deal, but it will be difficult. Under the terms of a legislative compromise between the White House and Senator Bob Corker, Congress will have the opportunity to vote to register its disapproval of the administration's diplomacy. But unless it can overcome a presidential veto, Obama's actions will stand.
In practice, overcoming a veto is very difficult. The congressional politics around this will matter politically, but they are unlikely to alter the actual foreign policy.
Iran's president says the crisis is "resolved"
#IranDeal shows constructive engagement works. With this unnecessary crisis resolved, new horizons emerge with a focus on shared challenges.— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) July 14, 2015
Netanyahu says the deal is a historic mistake
כשמוכנים לעשות הסכם בכל מחיר - זאת התוצאה. מהדיווחים הראשונים שמגיעים אפשר לקבוע כבר עכשיו שההסכם הזה הוא טעות היסטורית לעולם.— בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) July 14, 2015