Obama hails Iran deal in speech to US veterans

US President Barack Obama speaks during the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaUS President Barack Obama told a gathering of military veterans Tuesday that hardheaded diplomacy with Iran could avoid the kind of “unnecessary wars” for which they paid the price. Obama travelled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in steely mood, and urged the 1.9 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars group to give the nuclear deal with Tehran a chance. Insisting he was no peacenik afraid to deploy the military, Obama boasted about a string of military operations that took high-ranking Al-Qaeda officials such as Osama bin Laden off the battlefield.

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