Obama: Iran deal choice between diplomacy, war

2015-08-05 19:16
Barack Obama at American University. (AP)

Barack Obama at American University. (AP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama says the choice on the Iran nuclear deal is between diplomacy and some form of war.

Obama is working to undermine critics of the nuclear deal. He says some of those opponents accept the choice of war.

Obama says if Iran fails to abide by the deal, it's possible the US would have no alternative to using military force against Iran. He says he has not shied away from using force when necessary. Obama is pointing out that he has ordered military action in seven countries and has sent thousands of American troops into battle.

But Obama says the US can't justify war in good conscience before testing a diplomatic agreement that could meet its objectives.

Obama's comments come in a speech on Wednesday at American University.

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