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Senator Wyden will vote for Iran nuclear deal

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Senator Ron Wyden said he will vote for the Iran nuclear deal and that means there's enough Senate support to prevent a Republican effort on a measure disapproving the agreement.

Senator Wyden, along with two other senators, made the announcement to support the deal on Tuesday. 

41 senators in all are in support. That's the magic number needed to block the resolution disapproving deal.

In a statement, Senator Wyden said in part, "My bottom line for any agreement has always been that an Iranian nuclear weapon is unthinkable. There is no need to debate the finer implications of an Iranian bomb. It is the fundamental obligation of all civilized nations to prevent any government or group that has declared as its goal the destruction of another nation or people from acquiring and deploying such a weapon by any and all means."

A vote on the actual deal must come before a Sept. 17 deadline.

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