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Michigan lawmakers react to a deal with Iran to halt nuclear bomb development

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) hugs European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton after she delivered a statement during a ceremony next to British Foreign Secretary William Hague (L), Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at the United Nations in Geneva November 24, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) hugs European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton after she delivered a statement during a ceremony next to British Foreign Secretary William Hague (L), Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at the United Nations in Geneva November 24, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO) -- It’s been the top national story since it was announced Saturday night. The U.S. and Iran have come to terms on a temporary deal halting nuclear bomb development in Iran.

It would give negotiators another 6 months to work out a permanent deal.

The international community would have some trade sanctions on Iran and in exchange, they would agree to halt enrichment of bomb grade uranium, destroy all their stocks, and submit to inspections.

The accord is being panned by congressional republicans, like House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers of Michigan. He told CNN’s “State of the Union” than turn up the heat on Iran, it lets them off the hook for another 6 months.

But President Obama says if the Iranians don’t act in good faith and follow through, they can always reinstate sanctions, even increase them.

Sen. Carl Levin calls it a “realistic and practical” way to freeze Iran’s Nuclear weapons program that doesn’t eliminate U.S. options in the region.

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