‘Iran nuclear deal will make the world more secure’

President Obama assured Americans that Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb.

FILE: US president Barack Obama. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - US President Barack Obama says under the nuclear deal with Iran, the region and the world will be more secure.

Iran has re-entered the global economy after years of crippling international sanctions were lifted this weekend in exchange for the verified disabling of much of Iran's nuclear infrastructure.

However, democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has called for renewed sanctions, saying missile activity is still subject to sanctions.

President Obama assured Americans that Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb.

"Under the nuclear deal that we, our allies and partners reached with Iran last year, the region, the United States and the world will be more secure. As I've said many times, the nuclear deal was never intended to resolve all of our differences with Iran. But still, engaging directly with the Iranian government on a sustained basis for the first time in decades has created a unique opportunity and a window to try and resolve important issues."