"When this agreement is implemented and we've seen centrifuges coming out of facilities like Fordow and Natanz, and we've got inspectors on the ground and it becomes clear that Iran in fact is abiding by this agreement, then attitudes will change," Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR).
"People will recognize that, in fact, whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true," Obama continued.
Obama is facing deep skepticism in Congress, which votes next month on whether to disapprove the nuclear deal world powers reached with Iran last month.
Many Republicans as well as some prominent Democrats, including Senator Chuck Schumer and House Representative Eliot Engel, have said they will vote against the deal, according to NPR.
In the interview, Obama also spoke strongly of his critics in Congress, accusing Republicans lawmakers of opposing the deal over politics.
"Unfortunately, a large portion of the Republican party, if not a near unanimous portion of Republican representatives, are going to be opposed to anything that I do," Obama said.
In a speech at the American University last week, Obama warned that blocking the accord by Congress would lead to war in the Middle East.
"Congressional rejection of this deal leaves any U.S. administration that is absolutely committed to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon with one option, another war in the Middle East," Obama said. "The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war."
TEHRAN, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The deal on Iran's nuclear issue balanced the interests of all sides involved in the negotiations, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said here on Sunday.
"In the deal, no side has imposed its will on the other side. Otherwise, it could not have been called a deal but a document of surrender," Zarif said. Full story
CAIRO, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Despite all the criticism and skepticism, Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers still remains the most viable option for the international community to unravel this decade-old conundrum and help bring lasting peace to the most volatile part of the world.
However, the end of many months of tough talks and the birth of the deal do not mean that the world could now rest on the document. Those who are against the landmark agreement have been scrambling to second-guess and obstruct the ensuing implementation stage. Full story
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday made an all-out effort to defend the Iran nuclear deal, warning that blocking the accord by Congress would lead to war in the Middle East.
"Congressional rejection of this deal leaves any U.S. administration that is absolutely committed to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon with one option, another war in the Middle East," Obama said in a speech at the American University. " The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war." Full story