Pathways to an Iranian Nuclear Weapon Have Been Blocked

— 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.
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