Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Breaks Down the Science of the Iran Deal

Ernest takes us to science camp.

The controversial deal brokered with Iran to keep the country from manufacturing nuclear weapons has garnered strong support from the scientific community: A panel of MIT experts concluded it was a positive, if imperfect start. In a widely-read letter, 29 prominent physicists and researchers — including six Nobel recipients — also lauded the move. Ernest Moniz might not have a Nobel, but he is the U.S. Energy Secretary and a trained nuclear physicist and he digs it.

Not only does the deal delay the time it would take for Iran to build a bomb, “we feel very, very sure that the plutonium pathway is well-blocked.” In a new video from the White House, Moniz breaks down the science behind the agreement.

Check out the full argument below:

Media via YouTube/The White House