Obama calls Iran framework agreement a historic 'good deal'

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Posted: Apr 02, 2015 2:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday said a framework agreement reached at talks on Iran's nuclear program is "a good deal" that would, if fully implemented, prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

"Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, has reached an historic understanding with Iran, which if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama said in statement at the White House.

"If this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer," he said.

"It is a good deal," Obama added.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards, Susan Heavey and Emily Stephenson)