U.S. Policy

April 14, 2015
On April 14, President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi held talks at the White House. During a photo op, Obama answered a question about Iran’s role in Iraq. The following is an excerpt of his remarks. QUESTION: Mr. President, in terms of Iran’s involvement in Iraq -- are you…
April 13, 2015
On April 11, President Barack Obama emphasized that a nuclear deal, if finalized, is the best way to curb Iran’s nuclear program. He claimed that a majority of technical experts think that the framework announced April 2 could lead to “a realistic, plausible, meaningful approach to cut off the…
April 13, 2015
In three interviews on April 12, Secretary of State John Kerry maintained that his portrayal of the blueprint for a nuclear deal with Iran is correct. “Everything I have laid out is a fact and I’ll stand by them,” he told CBS’ Bob Schieffer. Statements by Iranian leaders, including Supreme Leader…
April 8, 2015
The following are excerpt remarks from a press briefing at the White House with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Press Secretary Josh Earnest on April 6.   SECRETARY MONIZ: So, first of all, we say that there are four pathways to a bomb in Iran.  One is a plutonium pathway through a research…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
April 2, 2015
The following document was released by the State Department Press Office on April 2, 2015 following nuclear talks between Iran and the world’s six major powers. Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program  Below are the key…