Statement on the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action to Prevent Iran's Development of Nuclear Weapons, January 12, 2014 [open pdf - 11KB]
This is a statement from President Barack Obama titled, "Statement on the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action to Prevent Iran's Development of Nuclear Weapons." From the statement of President Barack Obama on January 12, 2014: "Today's agreement to implement the Joint Plan of Action announced in November marks the first time in a decade that the Islamic Republic of Iran has agreed to specific actions that halt progress on its nuclear program and roll back key parts of the program. Beginning January 20th, Iran will for the first time start eliminating its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium and dismantling some of the infrastructure that makes such enrichment possible. Iran has agreed to limit its enrichment capability by not installing or starting up additional centrifuges or using next-generation centrifuges. New and more frequent inspections of Iran's nuclear sites will allow the world to verify that Iran is keeping its commitments. Taken together, these and other steps will advance our goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. In return, over the next 6 months, the United States and our P-5-plus-1 partners, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China, as well as the European Union, will begin to implement modest relief so long as Iran fulfills its obligations and as we pursue a comprehensive solution to Iran's nuclear program. Meanwhile, we will continue to vigorously enforce the broader sanctions regime, and if Iran fails to meet its commitments, we will move to increase our sanctions. Unprecedented sanctions and tough diplomacy helped to bring Iran to the negotiating table, and I'm grateful to our partners in Congress who share our goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon."
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Daily Comp. Pres. Docs., 2014 DCPD No. 00014