Iran Nuclear Deal: Best Way To Avoid More Midle East War – Obama

obamaU.S. President, Barack Obama, has warned that the world would risk “even more war in the Middle East” without the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Obama made the statement in response to critics after Iran and six world powers sealed an accord in Vienna on Tuesday that will limit Iran’s nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Reuters quoted the President as saying: “Without a deal, there would be no limits to Iran’s nuclear program and Iran could move closer to a nuclear bomb … Without a deal, we risk even more war in the Middle East”.

“Behave Differently”

The deal, reached with six world powers in Vienna, would begin to be implemented by November, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad, Javad Zarif, said earlier on Wednesday.

Obama expressed hopes that the agreement would encourage Iran to “behave differently,” citing “its support of terrorism and its use of proxies to destabilise parts of the Middle East”.

On Monday, Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted that if there was a deal with world powers, it would be a “victory of diplomacy and mutual respect over outdated paradigm of exclusion and coercion. And this will be good beginning”.

There has been stiff resistance to a deal from conservatives both in Iran and the US.

John Kerry Says Iran Deal ‘Possible This Week’

John KerryUS Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that an agreement on a deal with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme could be sealed this week.

Iran is negotiating with the US and five other world powers in Vienna.

Mr Kerry also warned that the two sides are not where they need to be on several of the most difficult issues.

With negotiators facing a July 7 deadline, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, said a deal had never been closer.

He believes that if hard choices are made in the next couple of days and made quickly, then an agreement is possible this week.

He added that over the last few years, genuine progress has been made.

Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, agreed that the atmosphere at the talks was constructive and positive.

“We are very close,” she said.