Obama: If Congress Kills Deal, American ‘Credibility’ Will Be Lost

Wednesday at American University in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama spoke about the Iran nuclear deal and said if Congress rejects the deal, “America’s credibility” will be lost.

Obama said, “Shut out the noise. Consider the stakes involved with the vote you will cast. If Congress kills this deal, we will lose more than just constraints on Iran’s nuclear deal or what we have painstakingly built. We will have lost something more precious—America’s credibility as a leader of diplomacy. America’s credibility is the anchor of the international system. John F. Kennedy cautioned here, more than 50 years ago at this university, that the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war. But it’s so very important. It is surely the pursuit of peace that is most needed in this world so full of strife. My fellow Americans, contact your representatives in Congress, remind them of who we are. Remind them of what is best in us and what we stand for. So that we can leave behind a world that is more secure and peaceful for our children. Thank you very much.”

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