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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Obama talks ISIS strategy, Zika virus and $400M Iran deal



President Barack Obama says air strikes on ISIS have been the "most precise in history" and "ISIS will be defeated."

Obama traveled to the Pentagon Thursday to discuss strategy to defeat Islamic terrorist group ISIS and call on Congress to pass new funds to fight the Zika virus.

"We've continued to be relentless in our fight against ISIS," he stated.

Obama says the US will work with Russia and other allies to defeat ISIS.

Obama: "We expect to see more Zika virus series."

Obama also added that officials are taking Zika virus threat "extremely seriously," and that Congress needs to do a better job at funding.

He urged Americans to learn what they can do to help stop Zika by going to www.cdc.gov.

Obama: "We do not pay ransom for hostages" 

Obama says the $400 million dollar Iran deal was "no secret."

"We announced these payments in January."

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