Obama secured the Iran deal, but at a price

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US President Barack Obama looks on during a bilateral meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia (not pictured) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 September 2015

How this battle is won remains important, both for Obama and the Democrats, as well as Republicans


To win the American public over the Iran deal, President Barak Obama has used the “I am in good company argument.” On Friday, President Obama used the occasion of King’s Salman visit to the White House – Saudi Arabia is as fervent an opponent to the agreement with Iran as Israel – to remind public opinion that Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia under-write this deal. For the “no camp” there is one important endorsement that has not come through, that is, Israel.

The battle has been wo...


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