59 senators now supporting Iran sanctions bill as showdown looms with Obama administration

  • Article by: BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 3:35 AM

WASHINGTON — Fifty-nine senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, according to congressional aides. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.

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