By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 July 2015 • 9:29
A DEAL to lift sanctions on Iran in return for the monitoring and limiting of the country’s nuclear programme has reportedly been struck in Vienna.Six world powers – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany – have been negotiating for several years to get Iran to scale back its nuclear operations.While Iran has always insisted its programme was for peaceful purposes only, many countries were worried it may have been developing an atomic bomb.Under the agreement reached today (Tuesday, July 14), according to diplomats who spoke to Associated Press, access for nuclear inspectors would not be automatic. The deal will allow UN inspectors to monitor military sites, but Iran would be able to challenge any access requests.Should Iran break the deal sanctions – which have been crippling the Iranian economy – they could be restored with 65 days. A UN arms embargo will remain in place for five years and UN missile sanctions for eight years.Two Iranian diplomats were reported by Reuters to have confirmed the deal.
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