Taking a different approach from the Senate, where Democrats on Thursday paved the way for the nuclear deal to move forward by scuttling a disapproval resolution, the House instead voted on a resolution to approve the agreement.
The resolution failed 162-269, with not a single Republican voting in favour and 25 Democrats joining them. The vote however was rejected by President Barack Obama.
“Today's vote in the House of Representatives is the latest indication that the more members have studied the historic deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the more they have come out in support of it”, Obama said.
"As we conclude the most consequential national security debate since the decision to invade Iraq, I am gratified that the lawmakers, led by Democratic Leader Pelosi, who have taken care to judge the deal on the merits are joining our allies and partners around the world in taking steps that will allow for the implementation of this long-term, comprehensive deal," Obama said.
The vote will not prevent the nuclear agreement from taking effect with the Senate having failed to advance a disapproval resolution.
The Republican party is opposed to the Iranian nuclear deal, which took several years by the US and its allies to negotiate with Iran.


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