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Obama, senators to meet about Iran


In this Sept. 27, 2013, photo, President Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone. .(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Updated and corrected 3:30 p.m.

President Obama plans to meet Tuesday with senators who lead the national security and banking committees to discuss ongoing negotiations with Iran.

The meeting comes just days after Vice President Biden and Secretary of State John F. Kerry came to Capitol Hill to ward off new congressional sanctions that administration officials fear could upend a proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

The White House and Senate aides confirmed that the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Banking Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will gather with Obama Tuesday to discuss the talks.

Several Senate Republicans last week scoffed at the administration's request to not consider the sanctions proposal and several senators are pushing the Banking Committee to take it up so it can be included as part of the annual defense authorization bill.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report incorrectly suggested that top Senate leaders also would attend. They have not been invited to attend, according to aides.

 

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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