Middle East | Iran, powers clinch nuke deal, historic breakthrough with US

Iran, powers clinch nuke deal, historic breakthrough with US

July 14, 2015 8:06 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East.

Reaching the agreement did not bury the controversy of one of the most bitterly contested diplomatic issues of the day: the European Union called it a “sign of hope for the entire world,” while Israel called it an “historic surrender.”

Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West has suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. Read more

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