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Senate Republicans proposed legislation Friday that would require President Joe Biden to secure congressional approval before a new nuclear deal is forged with Iran.

The bill stipulates that any agreement arrived at with the help of the Biden administration must be deemed a treaty and therefore receive Senate approval in accordance with the Constitution, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Free BeaconSponsored by Senator Ron Johnson and 21 other Republicans, the legislation would add an additional check against Biden’s executive foreign-policy-making with the Iranian regime.

To be enacted, the treaty will require two-thirds of the Senate voting in favor. Given the fact that the Democrats have only a slim majority in the Senate, the party is unlikely to garner sufficient support to pass it.

The State Department unilaterally revoked the sanction penalties imposed by the previous administration on multiple former Iranian individuals and businesses Thursday. State Department spokesman Ned Price quieted suspicions that lifting the sanctions could be tied to a new Iran deal, reporters there is “absolutely no connection.”

Senior Biden administration officials promised this year that roll backing sanctions against Tehran would be conditional to the state shrinking its nuclear program. However, negotiations, the subject of which is the 2015 agreement that limited Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, now hang in the balance in Vienna.

Price told reporters Thursday that “big issues” continue to divide both parties.

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