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Steny Hoyer

Obama's Iran deal-or-war warning attracts bipartisan criticism

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's warning that the Iran nuclear deal comes down to a choice "between diplomacy or some form of war" drew criticism from both the Senate's Republican leader and the House's No. 2 Democrat. The bipartisan objections on Thursday indicated Obama's most forceful speech yet urging U.S. lawmakers to approve the accord with Iran, delivered on Wednesday in Washington, may have backfired by giving an opening to critics of the deal and discomfiting potential supporters before Congress votes on the accord in September. Obama "strikes me at least so far as treating this like a political campaign," Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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