Iran Nuclear Plan Set to Begin on Jan. 20

Will start eliminating stockpile of enriched uranium and dismantling enrichment infrastructure

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Six world powers have worked out the details of a six-month nuclear deal with Iran that will require the country to begin dismantling its nuclear program starting on Jan. 20.

An agreement was reached in November that would constrain much of Iran’s program in return for billions of dollars in relief from crippling economic sanctions, but details for carrying out the deal had not been reached until Sunday, the New York Times reports.

On Jan. 20, Iran will begin eliminating its stockpile of higher levels of enriched uranium and dismantling some of its enrichment infrastructure, President Obama said, while adding “Imposing additional sanctions now will only risk derailing our efforts to resolve this issue peacefully, and I will veto any legislation enacting new sanctions during the negotiation.”

The current agreement is temporary, and negotiators hope it will be a precursor to a broader agreement requiring Iran to substantially undo its program.

[New York Times]

34 comments
Bret Swain
Bret Swain

This is work that has been done over the course of many years, Im sure that there will be more work to do over the course of the coming years

Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh

More scaremongering and lack of education about what Uranium Enrichment is all about. Show me where Iran got their blueprints for their plant from and then show me a country that isn't capable of making bomb grade material with a bit of tweeking... Then tell me it's time to be scared of Iran.. Poorly written and Inaccurately researched journalism Time. Now, let's all go back to worrying about something else shall we? Better still, shall we actually take time to properly educate ourselves about the real reason America is getting involved in Iran's nuclear business?

Jeffery Smush
Jeffery Smush

Carrying out economic attacks and blowing up scientists is more than just mongering.

Kafantaris
Kafantaris

Why are we pushing for war when a path to peace has been laid out?

Though the Iranians are easy to dislike -- having done us wrong in the hostage crisis of 1979 -- we need to move past that. Perpetuating old hostilities is not the way to move forward.

The President's reasoning seems right: “Unprecedented sanctions and tough diplomacy helped to bring Iran to the negotiating table. Imposing additional sanctions now will only risk derailing our efforts.”

The new sanctions, therefore, should not survive a veto.

If the President is wrong, our framework is still in place to clobber Iran.

But why would Iran want to prove him wrong? November's agreement is the only path to normalcy for that country.

loonkiller
loonkiller

Christie appointee takes the 5th over BridgeGate ,

yet not one Republican has complained .. hypocrisy runs rampant in the GOP. 

The FBI is getting involved so someone will sing. It took 18 months to get Nixon. 

 

Mary Barrigan
Mary Barrigan

Hmm very interesting. This new leader is definitely on the opposite spectrum than his predecessor.

jackburtonHERO
jackburtonHERO

Muslim Obama continues to transfer wealth at an unprecedented amount to to the Middle East so buying off Iran to hide there enrichment process somewhere else must make sense to him. 

Uğur Aydın
Uğur Aydın

baby and woman killer is went to hell.. Killer Israel !

Tarek Sarad
Tarek Sarad

Iran has the right has Nuclear energy like most of the countries around the world

Tarek Sarad
Tarek Sarad

for all the idiots that are commenting, I have a question: why Nuclear weapons are legal in the states and are not legal in the other countries ???

Masoud Jamali
Masoud Jamali

it's just a beginning...!!!!there is long way in order to get a purpose ..!!! iran has lost fundamental structure,so must accept whatever eastern countries said to recover the situation ...

Majed Kattan
Majed Kattan

Isn't it funny how they play it like they are the worst of enemies? The idle threats between each other all these years yet they play nice when it benefits them both in some way. Nothing is what it seems.

Charlotte Nz
Charlotte Nz

Just for the info the Only country that ever did use the Nuclear Bomb was America !!

Nico Alexis Babac
Nico Alexis Babac

For medical purposes eh? We'll see when they possess the capability to make a dozen bombs or so.

Peter Yankee
Peter Yankee

Yes President Obama for not being a war mongering idiot like your predecessor !

Peter Yankee
Peter Yankee

And America won't get involved! Why should we? Let them blow themselves up! They've been fighting for what? 800 years! NO MORE AMERICAN BLOOD SHED FOR THEM!

Shaun Blaha
Shaun Blaha

The US Navy has the top of the line lazers to blow up an in coming explosives if any of it is coming towards American soil #justsayin

Arvin Miranda
Arvin Miranda

Just wait and Israel will drop bombs at your nuclear plant,.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

 You name sound Turkish.  Are you from the country that killed 40,000 Kurds so far?  Why can Arabs have 22 countries, one in Palestine, Jordan, and Kurds none?

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

Because Iran is ruled by medieval Muslim clerics obsessed with Israel and waiting for an anti-Messiah (Hebrew word, Jewish belief), the `Mahdi`, the one that will bring havoc and destruction.