Obama Defends Iran Deal as 'Once in a Lifetime' Opportunity

April 5, 2015 11:46 PM

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Obama Defends Iran Deal as 'Once in a Lifetime' Opportunity

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring longer-term security to the Middle East, insisting the U.S. will stand in defense of Israel.

In a weekend interview with The New York Times, Obama argues the risks of a deal are far outweighed by potential gains if it deters Iran’s nuclear weapons aspirations, since the U.S. is a far superior military power who can protect its core security interests. He said the U.S. will make sure the dea...

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