President Barack Obama pressed his case for what he called a “good deal” with Iran on Saturday.
In a weekly address posted to the White House website, Obama reiterated the argument he made in a public address on Thursday after both sides announced that negotiators had reached a framework agreement for a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program, due by June 30.
“It’s a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran’s program and cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon,” Obama said, calling the framework agreement an “historic understanding with Iran.”
“This deal denies Iran the plutonium necessary to build a bomb. It shuts down Iran’s path to a bomb using enriched uranium,” Obama said in his address posted Saturday.
On Friday, Obama reached out to Congressional leaders to rally support for the deal, though legislators have expressed skepticism and lined up a bill that would effectively require Congressional approval for an agreement.