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US Vice President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned defense of the Iran nuclear deal Thursday, telling a Jewish group in Florida that US credibility around the world is at stake.

If the US Congress scuttles the international agreement, Biden said, it will impair the president’s ability to muster allies to deal with other international issues, USA Today reported.

“I’ve been doing foreign policy for 42 years. I cannot think of a single time since I’ve been involved where our ability to conduct foreign policy has been so strained because of the dysfunction in Washington and in Congress,” Biden said.

Dropping names of world leaders he has had talks with on other issues, Biden said, “The one question I get from every single person, friend and foe: ‘But can you do it? Your government is dysfunctional. Can you deliver?’”