President Obama called the historic nuclear framework agreement between the United States and Iran “a good deal.” In a press conference following the announcement, he outlined six parameters of the framework.
Iran and world powers reached a framework on curbing Iran’s nuclear program at marathon talks in Switzerland on Thursday that will allow further negotiations towards a final agreement. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif made the joint statement from Laussane, Switzerland where the sides had been in marathon talks. Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: “Found solutions, ready to start drafting immediately” and Germany’s foreign ministry had also said on Twitter “Agreement on framework for final agreement reached.” President Hassan Rouhani made a similar announcement on Twitter and phoned Zarif and chief negotiator Ali Akbar Salehi to thank them for their work. A Western official said the sides had agreed that the comprehensive settlement would require Iran to dilute or ship abroad most of its stocks of enriched uranium, and suspend two thirds of the 19,000 centrifuges it operates for enrichment. It will be monitored for 10 years.