U.S. President Barack Obama heralded implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran, saying world powers had cut off every path it had to a nuclear bomb. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday (January 17) heralded the implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran, saying world powers had cut off every path it had to a nuclear bomb and that a prisoner swap showed what was possible with diplomacy. "This is a good day because once again we are seeing what's possible through strong American diplomacy," Obama said at the White House. The President said five Americans "unjustly detained" by Iran had been freed as part of the same kind of diplomacy with Iran that had led to the landmark nuclear accord, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. Obama said the United States still had profound differences with Iran and would continue to enforce sanctions against its ballistic missile program. He said he was hopeful the events signaled an opportunity for Iran to work more cooperatively with the rest of the world.