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Iran nuclear pact a good deal, says Obama

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

US President Barack Obama on Monday defended the agreement reached with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, saying he has not heard a single valid argument against the historic deal.

“I’ve not yet heard a factual argument on the other side that holds up to scrutiny,” the president said.

In a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa, Obama said the pact signed between Iran and the P5+1 to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons was “a good deal”.

Obama also took the opportunity to comment on remarks made by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who branded the agreement “feckless” and “idiotic”.

“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are part of just a general pattern we have seen that would be considered ridiculous if it were not so sad,” the president said.

Obama said: “There is a reason why 99 percent of the world thinks it’s a good deal. It’s because it’s a good deal.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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Iran appers to be unhappy with the way Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts as the country’s Foreign Minister has alleged that the microblogging site is shutting down accounts of “real” Iranians while letting anti-government bots to thrive.

Addressing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday said that the accounts of “real” Iranians blocked by Twitter include those of some TV presenters and students, CNET reported.

“Hello @Jack. Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, (including) TV presenters & students, for supposedly being part of an ‘influence op,'” Zarif wrote in a tweet.

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Facebook and Twitter came under the radar of investigators for their alleged failure to prevent spread of divisive news stories on their platforms in the lead up to the US presidential election in 2016.

The social media giants last month announced they had collectively removed hundreds of inauthentic pages, groups and accounts linked to disinformation campaigns.

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Twitter specifically said it had suspended 284 accounts with ties to Iran for “coordinated manipulation”, the CNET report said. (IANS)

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