Iran and several major world powers have finally come to an agreement on the nuclear weapons development. After years of strenuous arguments and meetings they have finally written an accord, a history making deal.
“This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction,” President Barack Obama said early Tuesday morning from the White House that was broadcasted live on Iranian state television. “We should seize it.” After 18 days of arguments, raised voices, and threats Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Secretary of State John Kerry, and foreign ministers from countries like China, Russia and the head of the European Union have finally come to an accord on Iran’s status and abilities.
This agreement did not come easy though, both the U.S. and Iran threatened to pull out of the most recent talks, because of disagreements and power plays. The accord, almost 100 pages long, lists out the conditions set out for Iran in the coming years. The pact forces Iran to cease any building of nuclear weapons for 10 years, but it also allows Iran too eventually within the next 5 years to build ballistic weapons and unfreeze overseas assets. The talks also reached the conclusion to lift European oil embargos on Iran. These conditions could benefit Iran financially in the coming years.
This kind of agreement is a huge step for diplomatic relations between Iran and the world although there is going to much speculation in the coming months on whether this accord is going to be successful. The fact that two countries like the US and Iran that once called each other the “leading state sponsor of terrorism” and the “the Great Satan,” can come to a settlement, it looks promising that the next years will produce radical results.