Obama Defends New Iran Nuke Pact

 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama is defending his high-stakes nuclear accord with Iran as a sign of American leadership that will make the world safer.

And he says that critics of the plan should consider the alternatives.

Without the deal, he says, the world risks “even more war in the Middle East,” increases the chances of an arms race, and leaves open the possibility of that Iran comes closer to having a nuclear weapon.

Obama spoke during an East Room news conference Wednesday, warning that the deal shouldn’t be allowed to “slip away” because the opportunity “may not come again in our lifetime.”

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