Deal leaves Iran with no path to nuclear bomb

Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsed the agreement, which commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief, including access to $4.2 billion from oil sales. The six-month period will give diplomats time to negotiate a more sweeping agreement. It builds on the momentum of the public dialogue opened during September’s annual
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Obama set to defend policies on Israel

President Barack Obama is fighting back against Republicans who claim he is not fully supporting Israel, saying the efforts by his opponents are playing politics with the volatile middle east. Still, Obama is treading politically-sensitive waters Sunday when he tried to defend his differences with the Jewish state over Iran’s nuclear program in a speech before Israel’s primary lobbying group in America. He also faces a tense meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday. “The President is walking a political tightrope,” political scientist Andrew Gallimore tells Capitol Hill Blue. “Anything perceived as less than
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