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US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement after 42 Democratic and independent senators voted on Thursday to block a Republican-backed resolution disapproving the July 14 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, saying the vote is an “important step forward” toward the United States and its international partners implementing the agreement.

“I am grateful to the members of the senate who carefully reviewed the agreement and deliberated on its provisions. I know that for many of my former colleagues, this decision was extremely difficult, but I am convinced that the benefits of the agreement far outweigh any potential drawbacks,” Kerry said, according to the website of the US Department of State.  

“Going forward, the State Department and the entire administration will be fully committed to implementing and verifying this agreement to ensure that Iran lives up to the commitments it has made.”