Iran and World powers have sealed a breakthrough agreement on Thursday outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program to keep it from being able to produce atomic weapons. Al Jazeera report.
The United States, Iran and five other world powers have sealed a breakthrough framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear programme to keep it from being able to produce atomic weapons, with a promise of an end of years of crippling economic sanctions.
Reading out a joint statement on Thursday evening, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said a “decisive step” has been achieved.
“This is a crucial decision laying the agreed basis for the final text of joint comprehensive plan of action. We can now start drafting the text and annexes,” said Mogherini, who has acted as a coordinator for the six powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.
The US and Iran each hailed the efforts of their diplomats over eight days of marathon talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
Speaking at the White House, US President Barack Obama called it a “good deal” that would address concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The US president said that the US and its allies had “reached a historic understanding with Iran”.