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Agreement reached on exclusively peaceful Iran's nuclear programme

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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L) applauds Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint news conference after a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14

The nine-year-long talks between nuclear powers and Iran concluded in July 14 with an agreement that Iran promises not to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for removing international economic sanctions against the country.

The agreement was to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in a Muslim country, AP evaluates.

The deal would keep Iran from producing enough material for an atomic weapon for at least 10 years and impose new provisions for inspections of Iranian facilities, including of a military nature.

In return, sanctions in areas including oil and gas trading, financial transactions, aviation and shipping would be lifted and billions of dollars of Iranian assets unfrozen, BBC reports quoting Iranian media.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif commented: «We are reaching an agreement that is not perfect for anybody, but it is what we could accomplish, and it is an important achievement for all of us.»

U.S. President Barack Obama meanwhile declared that all potential pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon have been cut off, AP reports.


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