Deal With Iran Reached Over Nuclear Concerns   Leave a comment

To borrow Vice President Biden’s oft-quoted line, “this is a big f’n deal”. According to news reports, a tentative nuclear deal between the West and Iran has been reached, a major event considering how low relations between the United States and Iran have been on average over the past 3 decades. Quoting the AP:

GENEVA (AP) — Iran struck a historic nuclear deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations.

The agreement commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief. It builds on the momentum of the dialogue opened during September’s annual U.N. gathering, which included a 15-minute phone conversation between President Barack Obama and Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani.(Associated Press)

The major part of the deal as I’m reading the early reports, is that, in exchange for the United States and our Western allies holding off of a fresh round of sanctions against Iran, the Islamic Republic would, in turn, agree to halt continuing its’ own potential nuclear weapons program and bring it under the auspices of international nuclear inspectors with the IAEA.

As more news comes out concerning this agreement, I’ll have more to say about this in the days and weeks to come.

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