Historic Deal that Will Prevent Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon: How the U.S. and the International Community Will Block All of Iran's Pathways to a Nuclear Weapon [Obama Administration White House Archives] [open html - 57KB]
This is the archived version of the Obama Administration's website section on the Iran Deal. "President Obama has been clear that achieving a peaceful resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon will make the United States, our allies, and our world safer. When President Obama took office he underscored that the United States was prepared to resolve this issue diplomatically -- but only if Iran came to the table in a serious way. When that did not happen, we rallied the world to impose the toughest sanctions in history--sanctions that had a profound impact on the Iranian economy. Sanctions alone could not stop Iran's nuclear program. But they did help bring Iran to the negotiating table. Because of our diplomatic efforts, the world stood with us, and we were joined at the negotiating table by the world's major powers -- the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China, as well as the European Union. The goal: Reaching a long-term diplomatic resolution that verifiably prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. In November 2013, the P5+1 and Iran took an important first step toward that goal with the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), which halted the progress of Iran's program and rolled back it back in key areas for the first time in nearly a decade. The IAEA has verified that Iran has met all of its obligations under the JPOA. Today, after many months of principled diplomacy building on the JPOA, we have achieved a framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)."
Obama Administration White House Archives: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/