The Obama administration, along with international partners, has reached a deal with the Iranian government to curb Iran's capabilities to develop a nuclear weapon, while granting it the ability to continue with a peaceful nuclear-energy program and lift international economic sanctions.
The text of the deal stretches 159 pages, and is the result of years of intermittent talks. It is already controversial. While the agreement, according to the Obama administration, extends Iran's breakout time to develop a nuclear weapon to a year, it does leave Iran with some nuclear infrastructure. And while the stipulations of the deal will be verified by international inspectors, some congressional Republicans and the prime minister of Israel argue that it's folly to take the word of a regime that has called for the annihilation of the state of Israel. President Obama has pledged to veto any legislation that would seek to thwart the deal.
Details of the plan are highly technical and granular. But here are the biggest-picture points.
1. Reduces Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium.
"Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop, or acquire any nuclear weapons," the text of the final agreement reads.
According to Secretary of State John Kerry, "Iran's total stockpile of enriched uranium, which today is equivalent to 12,000 kilograms ... will be capped at just 300 kilograms for the next 15 years."