Obama Offers Congress Assurances Over Iran
He wants to put their minds at ease. The U.S. president sent Congress a letter this week aimed at those with doubts about the Iran nuclear deal ahead of their mid-September vote on the matter. Many fear the accord will do little to curb Tehran’s militant ambitions, but Obama reassured colleagues that the U.S. would maintain economic pressure and rely on military means if necessary. Having maintained that the deal cannot be altered, the commander in chief is highlighting what can be done independently of the deal to keep the Islamic Republic in check.