Yesterday, Ben Rhodes, the President's Deputy National Security Advisor, sent the following message to the White House list, announcing the launch of @TheIranDeal — a Twitter account that is dedicated to delivering the facts and answering your questions about the deal and how it enhances American national security.
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I'm Ben Rhodes, a Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. For the past few years, I've been working closely with America's negotiating team, which was tasked with finding a way to achieve a diplomatic resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Last week, after two years of tough negotiations, our team along with our international partners achieved just that.
It's a historic deal. It blocks every possible pathway Iran could use to build a bomb while verifying — through a comprehensive inspections and transparency regime — that Iran's nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful.
The deal is called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and it's important that everyone here and around the world understands exactly what's in it and how it'll work.
That's why we launched @TheIranDeal — a Twitter account that is dedicated to delivering the facts and answering your questions about the deal and how it enhances American national security. Follow along now.