President Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "There Is Not a Single Part of This Deal That Depends on Trust."

September 11, 2015 4:33 PM

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President Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "There Is Not a Single Part of This Deal That Depends on Trust."

What U.S. policymakers have been clear about for decades — both Democrats and Republicans alike — is that there are few greater threats to our global security than a nuclear-armed Iran. That is why the U.S. and our international partners spent nearly two years working out the best possible diplomatic solution to eliminate that threat. However, throughout our negotiations with Iran, we've remained clear-eyed about the Iranian regime. Whether it's supporting terrorist groups like Hezbollah, continued threats directed at Israel, human rights abuses, or the unjust detention of American citizens, I understand exactly the kind of dangerous and repressive regime we're dealing with in Iran.

So let me be clear: This agreement is not based on trust. It's based exclusively on unprecedented verification. Never before has a nuclear non-proliferation agreement included such a robust and far-reaching monitoring and transparency regime. Under this agreement, Iran is prohibited from ever pursui...

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