— by Dr. Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy
After years of negotiation and months of preparation, we’ve reached a milestone.
Today, we are officially implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a historic agreement to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful in nature. Before this agreement, Iran’s breakout time — or the time it would take for Iran to gather enough fissile material to build a weapon — was just two to three months. Today, because of the Iran deal, it would take them 12 months or more.
Thanks to American leadership, Iran’s four pathways to a nuclear weapon have now been blocked.