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Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. In return, the United States and Europe plan to lift economic sanctions against Iran. The parties must now reach a final agreement by June President Obama described the deal as historic.
Today, after many months of tough, principled diplomacy, we have achieved the framework for that deal.
And it is a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives. This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran will face strict limitations on its program, and Iran has also agreed to the most robust and intrusive inspections and transparency regime ever negotiated for any nuclear program in history.
As part of the deal, Iran must reduce the number of its centrifuges that can be used to enrich uranium into a bomb by more than two-thirds, to about 5, or 6, Iran also has to redesign a power plant so it cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium, eliminate much of its stockpile of low-enriched uranium, and be subject to regular international nuclear inspections.
We can now begin to prepare a final draft agreement with its relevant clauses based on the solutions that we have reached over the last few days. Iran will be able to continue its peaceful nuclear program, but there will be limitations placed on the level and the duration of its enrichment program and the quantity of enriched material that can be kept.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the deal would contribute to peace and stability in the region, praise for the deal was not universal. On Thursday, President Obama urged Congress not to scuttle the deal.
Last year, he published the book, Iran and the United States: Welcome to Democracy Now! Do you see this deal as historic and a road to peace? Definitely, the deal is a historic achievement, and, definitely, this is a road to peace, because the deal practically prevented a new war in the Middle East, which could be much more disastrous for the U.
I believe diplomacy worked.
They have achieved excellent conclusion. And they should continue to reach the final comprehensive deal by end of June, the 1st of July. And then Iran and the U.
See, for Iranians, two points were important from the day one. The first point was to accept to respect the rights of Iran for peaceful nuclear technology, including enrichment under Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT.
This was the first key issue for Iran from the day one, when we negotiated the nuclear—when we began nuclear negotiation in This deal covers these key demands of Iran.The United States and Europe: Current Issues Congressional Research Service 2 previous years.1 At the same time, in attempting to deal jointly with a daunting list of challenges including the global economic and financial crisis, Afghanistan, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian.
The UAE and the United States share a deep concern over Iran’s aggression in the region and its impact on peace and stability. The UAE fully supports and enforces United Nations Security Council resolutions barring shipment of sensitive materials and technologies to Iran.
The United States also seeks to bolster conditions for peace in the Yemen conflict. As a step towards stabilization, we strive to build the capacity of legitimate Yemeni security forces while strengthening our regional partner’s defensive capabilities.
The United States will be a partner and a friend, but the fate of the region lies in the hands of its own people. In the last century, we looked straight into the darkest places of the human soul. Before the Revolution, the United States was Iran's foremost economic and military partner.
This facilitated the modernization of Iran's infrastructure and industry, with as many as 30, American expatriates residing in the country in a technical, consulting, or teaching capacity. Israel and the Palestinians: We have long worked for peace between Israel and the Palestinians because of the importance of security in the region, to diminish human suffering, and because of our close relationship with Israel and key Arab States.
We are committed to two states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace, security, and dignity.