President Obama continuing to make his case for the Iran nuclear deal in a speech at American University Wednesday as Congress continues its review.

FOX News Radio's Jon Decker reports from the White House:

Amid a furious lobbying effort on Capitol Hill to kill the Iran nuclear deal, the President, in a speech at American University, called the agreement the best option for stability in the Middle East.

(President Obama) "By killing this deal, Congress would not merely pave Iran's pathway to a bomb... It would accelerate it."

Opponents of the agreement believe it would threaten Israel and the entire region. The deal would lift some of the punishing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs in its nuclear program.

Congress has until Sept. 17th to accept or reject the agreement.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News Radio.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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