LA Responds to the Iran Nuclear Deal

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After 20 months of negotiations, Iran and six nations led by the United States reached a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear capability. Iran has agreed to a number of concessions, including getting rid of 98% of its enriched uranium and allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency access to certain facilities. In exchange, sanctions will eventually be lifted.

President Obama said the agreement is “not built on trust, it is built on verification.”

There’s been strong reactions both for and against the deal, which still needs to be ratified by Congress.

The deal has Los Angeles’ large Iranian community talking, too. Sam Yebri, an attorney and president of 30 Years After, an Iranian-American Jewish civic organization, shares some of the thoughts and feelings of local Iranian-Americans.