MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s senators say they are backing President Obama’s deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

The international agreement would lift some sanctions in Iran, in exchange for restricting the country’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said earlier this week she believes the deal is the best available option.

Sen. Al Franken said Thursday that it is not a perfect agreement, but it is a strong one.

Opponents, including some Democrats, argue the U.S. should negotiate a different deal.

Congress will take up the issue in September.

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