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Obama presses critics on Iran nuclear deal

Obama presses critics on Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran in the strongest terms yet, warning that critics of the deal — such as groups running television ads in Maryland to sway key Sen. Ben Cardin — are setting the nation up for another war in the Middle East.

Obama called a coming vote in Congress on the agreement the most consequential for U.S. foreign policy since lawmakers authorized the invasion of Iraq more than a decade ago. And he argued, bluntly, that many of the most vocal U.S. critics of the deal are the same people who supported sending America to war in Iraq.

Obama's speech came as another interest group began airing ads on...