US president Barack Obama holds press conference on Iran deal

US President Barack Obama is holding a press conference in White House. He will answer questions on the historic Iran nuclear deal, reached in Vienna on Tuesday.

The P5+1 international negotiators have been attempting to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran that would insure the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear program since November 2013, when an interim was signed.

The final deal was struck after more than two weeks of continuous talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna and multiple extensions of self-imposed deadlines.

The deal stipulates international sanctions relief in exchange for verification that Iran will not pursue a nuclear weapon.

By Sputnik