Republican senators under fire over Iran letter

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WASHINGTON D.C.: More than 155,000 people by Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) had signed a petition to the White House urging charges be filed against 47 Republican senators who they say committed “treasonous” offenses by writing Iran’s leaders about ongoing nuclear negotiations. Lawmakers caused a political furor with their controversial letter on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that warned an international nuclear deal with Iran could be scrapped by the next US president, particularly if Congress does not give its seal of approval.

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The White House has said it responds to such petitions when they reach the 100,000-signature threshold, providing President Barack Obama’s administration with another opportunity to slam a letter that it considers inflammatory.

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