USM Professor: Iran deal probably "going to get done"

USM Professor: Iran deal probably "going to get done"

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An assistant professor of international relations at The University of Southern Mississippi said President Obama has the upper hand in any fight with Congress now that a deal has been reached on the Iranian nuclear program.

Professor Joe Weinberg said chances are it will be implemented.

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it had secured a deal with Iran after years of negotiations.

It means Iran will abandon its military nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of crippling sanctions.

But, the plan has been criticized by Republicans in Congress as well as some allies in the Middle East.

"The Republicans don't have the votes to override his veto," Weinberg said. "They're short by quite a bit in both the House and the Senate. So, the interesting part is I think going to be the debate. It's probably a foregone conclusion that this deal is going to get done, it's just a matter of time and who gains or loses political capital in the meantime."

Congress has 60 days to review the deal.