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annou – UNITED NATIONS
Agreement on Iran’s nuclear deal will see inspections in exchange for an end to sanctions
UN inspectors will be allowed to question scientists and inspect military sites. “This deal is not built on trust - it is built on verification,” said Obama. For his Iranian counterpart, Rouhani, it is a “victory of diplomacy and mutual respect over outdated paradigm of exclusion and coercion. And this will be good beginning.”
21/07/2015 UNITED NATIONS - IRAN
UN Security Council “unanimously” endorses Iran nuclear deal
No further action is required for 90 days, to give the US Congress time to consider whether to give its approval. Iran's envoy promised it would be "resolute in fulfilling its obligations”. Iran's foreign minister meanwhile criticised the US for not withdrawing the threat of military action. Applying force is “an unwise and dangerous temptation”.
Iran nuclear deal tanks oil prices
Following the inking of the agreement, oil prices drop below US$ 50 a barrel. Tehran is poised to boost output by 500,000 barrels after international sanctions. The US is not too concerned. Rome and Paris plan renew ties with Tehran. Energy demands are slowing as summer ends and China’s economy slows down.
20/04/2017 18:48:00 IRAN – UNITED STATES
Washington accuses Tehran of “ongoing” provocations, jeopardising nuclear deal
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks tough on Iran, accusing Tehran of exporting "terrorism and violence". The Islamic Republic is blamed for "destabilising" various Mideast nations and “intensifying multiple conflicts”. Trump orders review of the nuclear deal.
29/12/2015 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Tehran sends Russia 11 tons of enriched uranium
The US Secretary of State John Kerry confirms Irans commitments. Time needed to produce atomic power grows from three to nine months; close to 'breakout time' set by international powers.
21/10/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
A report by the UN atomic energy agency confirms that the Iranian government is meeting its commitments under a 2013 interim agreement. The document could be a prelude to an historic deal ahead of the deadline of 24 November. Iraqi Prime Minister is in Tehran on an official visit to find ways to fight the Islamic State. The Vatican calls for greater involvement of Iran on the international stage.
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