Obama defends Iran nuclear deal as U.S. diplomacy over war




 
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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal as U.S. diplomacy over war
 
August 6th, 2015  
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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal as U.S. diplomacy over war
By Julia Edwards and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday against a furious lobbying effort by political opponents and Israel and said abandoning the agreement would open up the prospect of war. Invoking the Cold War peacemaking initiatives of former U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Obama said if Congress blocked the deal it would accelerate Tehran's path to a bomb and severely damage America's credibility. Obama said "alternatives to military actions will have been exhausted once we reject a hard-won diplomatic solution that the world almost unanimously supports." He added: "Let's not mince words.




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