Obama Praises New Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Not a Fan

Last night,
it was reported
that the P5+1 countries (the permanent members
of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) had reached a deal
with Iran over its nuclear program after meetings in Geneva.

Some of the requirements in the deal include Iran halting
uranium beyond 5 percent and allowing inspectors daily access to
the Natanz and Fordo nuclear sites in exchange for economic
assistance in the form of sanctions relief. For a full outline of
the conditions of the deal click

a brief statement
last night President Obama called the deal
“an important first step,” adding that, “Since I took office, I’ve
made clear my determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a
nuclear weapon.”

Although a commitment from the P5+1 countries to not impose any
new nuclear-related sanctions on Iran for six months is part of the
economic assistance included in the deal, the “overwhelming
of the sanctions regime, including the key oil,
banking, and financial sanctions architecture, remains in

According to the
Associated Press
, the deal comes after a series of secret
meetings between the U.S. and Iran over the past year, which helped
pave the way for the deal announced yesterday.

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the deal is
“a historic mistake,” and that “this agreement has made the world a
much more dangerous place.”

Watch Netanyahu’s comments below:

Read Reason’s Ed Krayewski’s case against new sanctions on Iran


from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/24/obama-praises-new-iran-nuclear-deal-neta

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