Obama secures votes for Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama officially has enough backing to block a GOP vote that would strike down the Iran nuclear deal, thanks to Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski deciding to give it a nod.

But that doesn't mean the battle is over. It may pass, but the highly controversial plan has republicans nearly united in opposition.

“This nuclear deal with Iran if it does go through, will be the worst agreement in American foreign policy history,” said Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R)."

Still Sec. of State John Kerry and his camp insist this is the way ahead.

“There is nothing in here [the plan] that is reliant on trust. There isn't one element of this agreement that relies on trust. It is all a matter of appropriate process, appropriate verification,” says Kerry.