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USA: Congressional rejection of Iran deal could mean war, says Obama01:53

USA: Congressional rejection of Iran deal could mean war, says Obama

United States, Washington DC
August 5, 2015 at 16:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama declared that if Congress rejected the Iran nuclear deal, they leave only one other option to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon: “another war in the Middle East.” Obama made the comments during a speech at the American University in Washington DC, where John F. Kennedy made his nonproliferation speech in 1963, on Wednesday. The president asked those present, "how can we justify war before we have tested a diplomatic agreement that achieves our objectives, how could we justify that to the world?"

Obama addressed the Israeli people, telling them that a “nuclear armed Iran is far more dangerous – to Israel, to America, and to the world, than an Iran that benefits from sanctions relief.”

Obama finished by urging the American people to contact their Congressional representatives to “remind them of who we are, remind them of what is best in us and what we stand for,” so America can "leave behind a world that is more peaceful for our children."

Obama’s speech comes on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Moscow signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the US, the UK and the Soviet Union, which banned all nuclear testing except in underground locations.

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US President Barack Obama declared that if Congress rejected the Iran nuclear deal, they leave only one other option to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon: “another war in the Middle East.” Obama made the comments during a speech at the American University in Washington DC, where John F. Kennedy made his nonproliferation speech in 1963, on Wednesday. The president asked those present, "how can we justify war before we have tested a diplomatic agreement that achieves our objectives, how could we justify that to the world?"

Obama addressed the Israeli people, telling them that a “nuclear armed Iran is far more dangerous – to Israel, to America, and to the world, than an Iran that benefits from sanctions relief.”

Obama finished by urging the American people to contact their Congressional representatives to “remind them of who we are, remind them of what is best in us and what we stand for,” so America can "leave behind a world that is more peaceful for our children."

Obama’s speech comes on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Moscow signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the US, the UK and the Soviet Union, which banned all nuclear testing except in underground locations.

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