Iran, world powers said to reach final nuclear deal

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Iran and world powers including the United States have reportedly reached a final agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Diplomats from the six countries negotiating the accord — the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China — were set to meet one last time Tuesday morning in Vienna following two years of U.S.-led negotiations and three weeks of this last round of talks. They plan to release the agreement’s details following the meeting. The agreement reportedly will limit Iran’s uranium enrichment for up to 15 years in exchange for lifting international sanctions on Iran. The sides have reportedly agreed on an inspections regime that would allow monitors full access to Iran’s nuclear sites — though the inspectors would have to give advance notice before the inspections. The United Nations Security Council is expected to endorse the deal in a resolution. The agreement, according to reports, will last 10 to 15 years. Israel has stridently opposed the prospective accord. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet that the agreement “paves Iran’s way to many nuclear bombs.” “Iran does not hide its intention to continue its murderous aggression even against those with whom it is negotiating,” he said Sunday. “Perhaps there is someone among the great powers who is prepared to capitulate to this reality that Iran is dictating, which includes its unending calls for the destruction of Israel – we will not pay the price for this.” Powered By | Full Text RSS Feed