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Nuclear Experts on Details of Blueprint

April 6, 2015
The following are excerpted reactions from nuclear experts to the parameters for a comprehensive nuclear deal announced on April 2 by Iran and the world’s six major powers. Anthony H. Cordesman Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies   [T]he…

Obama Backs Nuke Plan in Weekly Address

April 6, 2015
On April 4, President Barack Obama expressed support for the nuclear framework that was announced by the world’s six major powers and Iran on April 2. “Today we have an historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in Iran, and to do so peacefully, with the international community…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Iranians Celebrate

April 3, 2015
In Iran, celebrations broke out in the streets immediately following the announcement of the blueprint for a nuclear deal and continued the following day.Iran's chief nuclear negotiator receives hero's welcome in Tehran http://t.co/WI2EjVX4Ot pic.twitter.com/qmVhZoY0nS— Guardian World (@…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Israel Reacts

April 3, 2015
The following are excerpted statements by Israeli officials on the nuclear framework that was announced by the world’s six major powers and Iran on April 2. Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuPM Netanyahu to Pres Obama: A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel. #…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Tehran Reacts

April 2, 2015
The following are excerpted statements by Iranian officials on the nuclear framework that was announced by the world’s six major powers and Iran on April 2. President Hassan RouhaniSolutions on key parameters of Iran #nuclear case reached. Drafting to start immediately, to finish by June 30th. #…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Kerry Statement

April 2, 2015
The following is an excerpt from Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement on the nuclear talks between Iran and the world’s six major powers. The journey towards a diplomatic solution began years ago.  And I can tell you that I’ve personally been involved for about four years, beginning from the…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Congress Reacts

April 2, 2015
U.S. lawmakers released the following statements on the outcome of nuclear talks between Iran and the world’s six major powers. Republicans  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “The president says negotiators have cleared the basic threshold needed to continue talks, but the parameters for a…

Iran Nuclear Plan: U.S. Officials React

April 2, 2015
The following are excerpted statements by U.S. officials on the nuclear framework that was announced by the world’s six major powers and Iran on April 2. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken  Question: Iran has not formally signed it. The foreign minister, Javad Zarif, is already…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Obama Statement

April 2, 2015
On April 2, President Barack Obama delivered the following statement on the outcome of nuclear talks between Iran and the world’s six major powers. Full video: President Obama delivers a statement on #IranTalks: http://t.co/e94eTqLJNO— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 2, 2015 Good afternoon,…

Iran Nuclear Plan: Zarif, Mogherini Statement

April 2, 2015
On April 2, E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a joint statement announcing that Iran and the world's six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States - had reached an understanding on key parameters…