Int'l Hotspot: Iranian President, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Reaching an Initial Nuclear Deal

Remarks from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the nuclear plan and ABC News' Terry Moran's one-on-one interview with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Don't and. And celebrating anti Iran here Iran's nuclear negotiator Mohammed every returning home as a hero. After negotiations in Switzerland lay out a framework four hit this historic agreement. Curbing Iran's nuclear program and ending sanctions even posed on that country. Now the international hot spots Iran. One analyst at her new York and right now you've on president has Sandra potty is addressing this deal let's go live to Iran. At any. Taught me the debt relief remained and more historical memory out the Iranian nation Natalie. Today is engaged. From my point of view was that your core it is our. Was or be on that shoot a great nation of Iran. The wrong but still the it's that the Iranian nation through its resistance. Show on. Route and steadfastness. Took another step. Towards attaining. King. The sub lime national goal yes me me you know I have to. So it sank the Iranian nation. Since the people. On. In order to safeguard spirit and the people resisted in north to safeguard their interest some national interest sent to date be able remained. Resistant disease and steadfast. And into featured that the people will trip this past. And once again that was Irani and president has Sandra Hodding addressing his country's efforts to work on accomplishing this nuclear deal. Calling it a significant step eight wind wind approach in obtaining common goals for all parties involved but. As you can imagine this tentative deal. Not sitting well with everyone. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying today that this deal threatens the survival of Israel. Yesterday an Iranian general. Brazenly do cleared. And I quote. Israel's destruction. Is non negotiable. But evidently. Given Iran's murderous regime. A clear path through the bomb is negotiable. This is unconscionable. I agree with those who have said that he wants claim that its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes. Doesn't square with the new laws and systems. I'm keeping underground nuclear facilities. Advanced centrifuges. And heavy water Rea. Nor does it square of with the Iran's insistence. On developing ICBM's. In its refusal to come clean. With the the days on its past weapons there's from efforts. At the same time. Iran is accelerating its campaign of terror subjugation and congress. Throughout the region. Most recently in Yemen. The concessions offered to Iran and rules on. Would ensure a bad deal that would indeed Andrew through the Middle East and the peace of the world. Now is the time for the international community. To insist on a better deal. A better deal would see it differently roll back Iran's nuclear infrastructure. A better deal would link the eventual lifting. Of the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program. To a change in U long's behavior. You law must stop its aggression in the region. Stop its terrorism throughout the world. And stop its threats to annihilate Israel. That should be non negotiable. And that's the deal with the world powers must insist upon. And this historic nuclear agreement opening up a window of possibility that's according to US secretary of state John Cary. ABC news chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran spoke one on one with secretary Kerry about those talks and the steel in Switzerland and here now is that full interview. I'm sure you've you've heard already a chorus of critics out there what you've achieved here and I want you'd answer. Your general point. Which is under these parameters. Iran will still have. A nuclear program they'll be able to develop into a more advanced nuclear program even lost one. And that its actions so did Iran when it. Not. Mrs. This is the most extensive. Intrusive inspection. Structure. An arms control agreement we have it entirely new mechanisms to be able to. Gain access to be able to inspect to hold accountable what is happening in the years ahead. And those people who criticize it might of them have an altar. They they don't have an altar. And and so this is the safest best way to make the world safe for. By reducing the ability of Iran to be able to have a nuclear went all four pathways. Through the Iraq and plutonium reactor through the times enrichment facility through the four now underground facility are all being. Norm mostly impacted here. And by virtue what what happened is we build up. A decade many years of inspection. And area. Intrusive insight to their program we will have much more assurance about what variable to do. Might date strategy yup. But we believe we have an ability be of those that. And we also believe that we have. A sufficient restraints in place and insights over the next year's that is a far better choice than what. Then simply raising sessions again pretending your somehow been affected every time that's happened. They wound up with a bigger program would more centrifuges. So then what it you just talking about going to war. We believe this is a far more effective way to prevent. The securing of a weapons path and were quite confident given what we have here for insight. That the United States in the world would be able to follow what's happening. One thing that Americans might wonder about. Knowing the history of Iran cheating on its international nuclear obligations and its history of very aggressive and wild statements about three of its neighbors why should have a nuclear program at all want to get to zero they have one. There have it. Long before I became secretary of state before President Obama became president they had a nuclear program and guess what they were already in retreat. I mean back in 2003. About 164 centrifuges now they have 191020000. And they they have enough to be able to if they wanted to make a bomb now in two to three months they could break out what have we achieved. We've extended those two in three months to over year. In the beginning. And for ten years it will stay at one year for a break out. Now I ask anybody in Israel are you safer with two or three months of break out or your break. Moreover we will have long term insight into their program. Some of these are a lifetime for ever mechanisms that will be available to be able to know what they're doing. So as the scientists look at this not the politicians in the first hours. Anybody who just smacked out today and says against had already made up their mind before there was even an agreement. We're looking for the folks who want to be. This statesman in the responsible people to take a look at what's really being achieved here. There's a sense that President Obama wanted this deal. More than Iran now that now we count on your position hasn't not on your life President Obama on several occasions. Could not have been clear about my instructions to walk away ex wires it hasn't happened. And I won't grow and all the details now a couple of occasions I did we we've we were very clear why do you think this took so. If we want it just any agreement would give them scope leaders it would happen before advocate sectors thing. Or we could have done in the first year. Why do you think we were here for hour after hour pounding away because we said no Americans do that. We're not gonna give them as we have to do this and they like wise at certain things they needed and we have to make sure that whatever that was. Did not weaken our ability to deal no. What they are doing. I believe we will know what I think as experts look at this ask you to listen to experts let's see how they judge what we've built. As a portable. Not as a final agreement. But as a portal to get into the final negotiations. Could this whole thing still fall apart in the next few months when hammer of course it could what are the chances of it. Getting all the way I don't anyway to make that prediction 5050 not couldn't play. You know would do the best weekend we'll try to hammer out. We wanted to make sure this parameter. Was as strong and forceful as possible is clear Isabel. If there are weaknesses that a surfaced in the next days terrific. That's why we have for Obama's to negotiate. And we'll go to work. Doing what's necessary to make clear that this is it way of making the world safer. And the way of avoiding. The the pathway to a bomb or ran. And that's what we set out to do and that's what was still says they have to do this is not a final agreement with a lot of work to. What does it mean to use as an American secretary of state with me the country's you think about. What you did. Well. What we did was open a window possibility we had finished the job but we have very clearly. Set milestones. What the parameters of this agreement could look like and we've been able move this process forward that's import. It's very import. You know I believe in diplomacy. I believe in the possibilities of trying to resolve it. And that's what Islam is supposed to be wars the absence of diplomacy the failure. And I think that if you look back in history. Countries have opposed to each other. You know we went through World War II. Look at Japan and Germany Germany is sitting at the table with us today an entirely different nation for years and years and years ever since the end of the war. And and and and so Japan today one of our strongest allies of the world so things can change I don't say they're going to. But they can. And they don't change most people make an effort to try to reach out a breakdown the barriers that's what President Obama decided he was willing to do. He took that risk we are where we are. Now we have to finish the job and we obviously have to do it in the way that gives everybody an assurance. That this is the right thing to do this could accomplish its goals. In pilgrim. Well I'd I haven't had time frankly. And we haven't slept and we're you know that. But I'll feel good in June at the end if this can happen and everybody sees the way in which it is accountable. And you know let's hope we just have to keep working. ABC's chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran talking 101 with US secretary of state John Kerry. About this historic plan that lifts sanctions against Iran. And suspend uranium enrichment in that country for ten years. What you can keep up with this story in real time by downloading the ABC news app ants covering this story for exclusive updates on the go. This has been international hot spot on ABC news digital analyst at her in New York.

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