U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday the draft agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of six world powers would cut off "every pathway Iranians could take" to develop nuclear weapons, but the deal relies heavily on Iran’s compliance. “The deal is not based on trust. It’s based on unprecedented verification,” Obama said in a televised statement at the White House. “Nothing is agreed to until everything is agreed to.”

Framework for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programs was agreed upon Thursday during hourslong talks in Switzerland – marking a breakthrough in the months of failed negotiations between the European Union, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterparts from the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany.