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Leahy non-committal on Iran deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Vermont's congressional delegation is taking a cautious response to the nuclear deal hammered out with Iran.

The agreement announced Sunday commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited relief from global sanctions.   Senator Patrick Leahy said that he's encouraged by the developments, but that he wants to hear from more experts on the matter before deciding if he supports it.

"The proof is going to be in the pudding. I'm not willing to say it is the greatest thing in the world until I see how much they are going to comply. Stability in that part of the world is in our best interest.  Instability in that part of the world seems do draw the United States whether we like it or not," Leahy said.

Republican leaders in the House say the agreement lets Iran keep important parts of its weapons-making capability and that easing sanctions now is pre-mature.

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