Obama: Iran Nuke Deal Makes Our Country, World Safer

President Barack Obama fiercely defended the historic nuclear deal with Iran as he faced White House reporters Wednesday at a press conference.


“The bottom line is this. This nuclear deal meets the national security interest of the United States and our allies,” the president said. “It prevents the most serious threat, Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, which would only make the other problems that Iran may cause even worse. That’s why this deal makes our country and the world safer and more secure.”


Six world powers, including the United States, reached the deal on Tuesday. It aims to limit Iran’s nuclear capability in exchange for lifting punishing economic sanctions. Obama has said the deal eliminates every pathway to an Iranian nuclear weapon.


The president is also keenly aware that it will take work to convince U.S. lawmakers, especially those who have expressed deep skepticism, to support the agreement.


“I expect the debate to be robust, as it should be,” the president said on Wednesday.


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