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Agreement on nuclear deal between Iran and major international powers

  • The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, (P5+1), have agreed on a deal that marks a significant step towards resolving the contentious issue of Iran's nuclear program. At a summit in Geneva with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Ministers and equivalents of the P5+1 countries came to a preliminary agreement that will last six months. In this time Iran can continue to enrich Uranium, but it would be at a level lower than required for nuclear weapons. As a result the UN sanctions that had been imposed on Iran since 2006, would be lifted.

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    President Obama has welcomed the deal saying it has "substantial limitations that will help prevent Iran from creating a nuclear weapon". However, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, a US ally but deeply distrustful of Iran, has described the agreement as a "historic mistake".

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