President Obama Statement On Iran Nuclear Deal Reached In Geneva

Saturday November 23, 2013, Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House about the nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanction relief.  | Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

Saturday November 23, 2013, Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House about the nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanction relief. | Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some sanctions.

The agreement, signed in Geneva’s Palace of Nations, requires Iran to halt or scale back parts of its nuclear infrastructure, the first such pause in more than a decade.

President Obama spoke Saturday night shortly after the U.S. and five partners reached an interim nuclear deal with Iran.  He said, “The United States – together with close allies and partners – has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program”.

Watch his full statement below:

Read the transcript: here

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