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Obama’s Iran Deal-or-War Warning Attracts Bipartisan Criticism

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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the agreement reached between Iran and six world powers aimed at preventing the Middle Eastern nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Watch all the key moments from Obama's speech at American University in Washington in two minutes. (Excerpts. Source: Bloomberg)

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.