President Barack Obama vigorously defended the international accord to restrain Iran's nuclear program by saying it "cuts off all of Iran's pathways to a bomb."
"It is a very good deal," Obama said Wednesday in a nearly hour-long address at American University in Washington.
He said if the pact is implemented, it 'would be good for Iran. It would be good for the United States. It would be good for a region that has known too much conflict. It would be good for the world."
The president stressed that the accord builds on an American tradition of “strong, principled diplomacy” with adversaries. READ MORE OF THIS STORY