Agreement reached in Iran nuclear deal. Today according to our president a historic agreement was made with Iran concerning their pursuit of nuclear weapons. In times like these I find myself often thinking about the future. The future that my children, my grand-children, my great grand-children will live in. Because I understand that today’s decisions can have long-range consequences.
I also understand that time has a way of rewriting history. For that reason, (and not knowing what the future might bring) I want record the comments made by our president today regarding this “historic agreement. If at some future time we find ourselves suffering the consequences of decisions made by others it would be good to have an accurate record. So for my children and their children’s, children this is for you.
From a speech made by President Barrack Obama on July 14th 2015 regarding the agreement reached with Iran to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Today, because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle, we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region. Because of this deal, the international community will be able to verify that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon.
Because of this deal, Iran will remove two-thirds of its installed centrifuges — the machines necessary to produce highly enriched uranium for a bomb — and store them under constant international supervision.
Because of this deal, Iran will modify the core of its reactor in Arak so that it will not produce weapons-grade plutonium.
Finally, Iran is permanently prohibited from pursuing a nuclear weapon under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
I am confident that this deal will meet the national security interest of the United States and our allies. So I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.
For the complete transcript of this speech http://time.com/3957036/obama-iran-nuclear-deal-transcript/