WASHINGTON, D.C. –President Barack Obama praised a deal reached Tuesday morning to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, saying the agreement met the goals he had in place throughout negotiations.
“Today after two years of negotiation the United States together with the international community has achieved something that decades of animosity has not: a comprehensive long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Obama said from the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side.
The President promised to veto any efforts from Congress to halt the Iran nuclear deal that reach his desk.
“I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal,” Obama said from the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side.
While some may claim that the nuclear deal prevents Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the world should note that Iran’s Supreme Leader had already rejected the pursuit of such a bomb, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.
“Iran has never (wanted), nor will it ever want, a nuclear bomb, with or without a nuclear agreement,” Rouhani said. “Therefore, if they (the other parties) want to speak of any achievement, they should speak of real achievement.” This real achievement is that ” a new atmosphere has been created in the region so regional cooperation can expand,” he said.