President Obama Discusses Iran Relations After Nuclear Deal

The president talks about the dismantling of Iran's nuclear program and recent prisoner swap with the Middle East nation.
2:55 | 01/17/16

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We've seen the reports. Under the nuclear deal that we are allies and partners reached what Iran last year. A lot will not get its hands on nuclear bomb. The region. United States and the world will be more secure. I've said many times nuclear deal was never intended to resolve all of our differences with the wrong. But still engaging directly with Iran in government on a sustained basis for the first time in decades has created a unique opportunity. The window. To try to resolve important issues. Today I can report progress on a number of us. First yesterday marked a milestone in preventing Iran from taking it was what. Ron has now fulfill key commitments under the nuclear deal I want to take a moment to explain why this is so important. Over more than a decade Iran had moved ahead with its nuclear program and before the deal it had installed nearly 20000 centrifuges. They could enrich uranium for nuclear bomb. Today Iran has removed two thirds of those machines. Before that the Obama steadily increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium enough for. Up to ten nuclear bombs. Today more than 98% of that stockpile has been shipped out of Iraq meaning run out doesn't have enough material. 41 Bob. Before Iran was nearing completion of a new reactor capable of producing plutonium for able. Today the core of that reactor has been pulled out and filled with concrete. So cannot be used to. Before the BO the world had relatively low visibility into Iran's nuclear. Today international inspectors are on the ground. And Iran is being subjected to the most comprehensive. Intrusive inspection regime ever negotiated to monitor nuclear program. Inspectors will monitor Iran's key nuclear facilities planning for a date 365. Days a year. On the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations are diplomats. That the highest level including senators here. Used every meeting to push Iran to release armor it's. I did so myself my conversation with president rod. After the nuclear deal was completed the discussions between our governments itself. Yesterday these violent families finally got the news David where it. Days and Reza out. Is coming home. Courageous journalist for the Washington Post wrote about the daily lives and hopes to be running people he's been held for your hat. The embodies the brave spirit gives. Life to the freedom of press. Jason has already been reunited with his wife and mom.

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