U.S. and Iran Ink Nuclear Deal

  • Fuel stockpile limited for 15 years, Centrifuges reduced by 2/3rds, reduce uranium by 98%
  • Inspection process not clear
  • Obama said it was preferable to no deal at all
  • Netanyahu said it was an “historic mistake”

Commentary: This century’s “We have peace in our time”

Via The New York Times:

Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States said they had reached a historic accord on Tuesday to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.

The agreement culminates 20 months of negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran that President Obama had long sought as the biggest diplomatic achievement of his presidency. Whether it portends a new relationship between the United States and Iran — after decades of coups, hostage-taking, terrorism and sanctions — remains a bigger question.

President Obama, in an early morning appearance at the White House that was broadcast live in Iran, began what promised to be an arduous effort to sell the deal to Congress and the American public, saying the agreement was “not built on trust, it is built on verification.”

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