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President Obama Speaks on the Iran Deal

From American University in Washington DC:

PRESIDENT OBAMA:
And if the rhetoric [against this deal]… sounds familiar, it should, for many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal. […]

Walk away from this agreement, and you will get a better deal — for Iran.

USA Today:

President Obama will deliver a crucial speech on the Iran nuclear agreement Wednesday, arguing that the congressional vote that could block the deal is “the most consequential foreign policy debate since the decision to go to war in Iraq,” the White House said.

White House aides said Obama would “point out that the same people who supported war in Iraq are opposing diplomacy with Iran, and that it would be an historic mistake to squander this opportunity” to contain Iran’s nuclear program.[…]

Wednesday’s speech, at American University in Washington, is already drawing historical parallels. It’s the same place President Kennedy gave his 1963 speech proposing a nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union at the apex of the Cold War.

(Transcript from The White House.)

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