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Obama defends Iran deal as 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

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President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring security to the Middle East. President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring security to the Middle East.
WASHINGTON -

President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a bomb and bring security to the Middle East. He insists the U.S. will stand in defense of Israel.

In a weekend interview with The New York Times, Obama argues the risks of a deal are far outweighed by potential gains if it deters Iran's nuclear weapons aspirations.

He says the notion that Iran is undeterrable is "simply not the case."

Obama expressed concern about how talks have strained U.S.-Israel relations, indicating he takes it personally when he's accused of being anti-Israel.

He says it's been a "hard period" and hopes people understand that having disagreements on certain policies doesn't make him "anti-Israel."

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