Obama Says Iran Nuclear Deal Best Way to Avoid More Mideast War

President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, insisted on Wednesday that the landmark agreement was the best way to avoid a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference a day after Iran and six world powers sealed an accord in Vienna to restrict Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. "Without a deal,” Obama said, “there would be no limits to Iran’s nuclear program and Iran could move close to a nuclear bomb"