Energy secretary: Obama seeks "forever agreement" with Iran
WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran shouldn't be described as a 10-year pact but a "forever agreement" in its beginning stages.
Moniz, a nuclear physicist who has become the face of the science behind the nuclear deal, says the plan would bring "unprecedented access and transparency" to Iran's nuclear program.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Moniz said Monday the agreement isn't built on trusting Iran but on firm limitations to keep Iran from building a nuclear weapon. He says it also would ensure that it would take at least a one year "breakout period" for Iran to build a bomb if the agreement ends.