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Obama sends Iran deal to Congress as Israel warns

President Barack Obama's administration sent a nuclear agreement with Tehran to Congress on Sunday and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged US lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an "Iranian terror machine"

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Obama to meet with Saudi FM at White House

US President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir at the White House today (July 17) in his first meeting with a key ally following the Iran nuclear deal, a White House official said on Thursday. The o

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Iran deal only alternative to more Mideast war: Obama

President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to sceptical US lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East.

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Obama delegate to reassure Mideast on Iran

US President Barack Obama is sending his defence chief next week to the Middle East, where he faces the unenviable job of reassuring allies such as Israel that a nuclear deal with Iran will not undermine America's commitment to their securit

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Obama gambles on foreign policy legacy

The sealing of a nuclear pact with Iran marks the biggest foreign policy gamble of Barack Obama's presidency - a legacy-defining achievement that could yet backfire if Tehran exploits any loopholes or escalates tensions in the Middle East.

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Obama: We should seize opportunity

US President Barack Obama heralded a nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday as an opportunity worth seizing and warned Congress he would veto any legislation that prevented its successful implementation. Obama, speaking at the White Ho

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Iran nuclear talks extended till Monday

Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal. Both sides say there has been progress

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq against IS

President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State. The plan to

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US keen on boosting ties with GCC states

US President Barack Obama has pledged new co-operation in many areas including counterterrorism, maritime security, cyber security and ballistic missile defence to GCC leaders. A written annex accompanying a joint statement from t

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Obama vows to 'stand by' Gulf allies amid Iran concerns

President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to back Gulf allies against any ‘external attack,’ seeking to reassure them of Washington's iron-clad commitment to their security amid Arab anxiety over US-led efforts to reach a nuclear

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