The country of Iran on November 24, 2013 agreed to restrain its nuclear program in a major deal which represents the biggest step in denying Tehran an atomic bomb, according to world powers. Meanwhile, Tehran said that the agreement -which recognized its rights to enrich uranium – is intended for peaceful purposes.
The agreement provides Iran with limited sanctions relief and Washington denied that it made any references to peaceful purposes. However, Israel criticized the deal and called it an ‘historic mistake’, as it did not success in ensuring the Islamic republic could not get nuclear weapons. The President of United States, Barack Obama said, “Today, the United States together with our close allies and partners took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear programme”.
The deal mentioned that Iran and five other permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as Germany made an announcement that Tehran will limit uranium enrichment. It is the area which raises the most concerns regarding Iran’s alleged nuclear drive.
Moreover, Iran will not add its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and will not even install more centrifuges or commission the Arak reactor. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State said that it will neutralize the entire stockpile of uranium enriched to medium 20-percent purities.
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