Yesterday, President Obama spoke on the Iran deal at American University's School of International Service. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy also delivered a historic foreign policy speech at American University. Just eight months after the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy had boldly entered into a diplomatic agreement with an adversary of the United States — the Soviet Union. He faced criticism at home for choosing to pursue a peaceful weapons agreement with a country no one trusted. President Kennedy addresses the American University Commencement, recieves honorary degree.    President Kennedy's diplomatic approach succeeded in advancing the national security interests of the United States — and the Iran deal does the same.    50 years ago, JFK spoke of peace in a nuclear age at @AmericanU . Today, @POTUS will too. Read JFK's speech: #IranDeal — The Iran Deal (@TheIranDeal) August 5, 2015   Both Presidents believed that a peaceful agreement was preferable to alternatives which would likely lead to military confrontation.  read more

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President Obama’s Iran Deal Speech Echoes John F. Kennedy