The White House, Washington
After years of negotiation and months of preparation, we've reached a milestone.
Today, we are officially implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a historic agreement to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful in nature. Before this agreement, Iran's breakout time -- or the time it would take for Iran to gather enough fissile material to build a weapon -- was just two to three months. Today, because of the Iran deal, it would take them 12 months or more.
Based on hard science and analysis, the Iran nuclear agreement enhances our global security and provides verification to ensure that Iran’'s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful from now on.
Thank you,Secretary Ernest Moniz
Department of Energy