After years of deliberations and discussions between Iran and the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China finally came to a head in Vienna this Tuesday. The 6 major powers demanded Tehran to undo its nuclear program in exchange of relief from economic sanctions that have clenched its economy by the throat.
The nuclear deal aims to curb Iran’s nuclear work for more than a decade, in return for the gradual suspension of sanctions that have bombarded Iran’s oil exports, and destroyed its economy.
Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and E.U.’s Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini read in a joint statement, diplomats said. Under a draft of the nuclear deal, envisioned in preliminary form earlier, inspectors from the U.N. have been granted access to all suspected sites in Iran, including military areas, a diplomatic source said.
The foreign ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, deliberated for about an hour, just after midnight, as they negotiated to complete the agreement, which had been under mediation for more than 20 months.
“All the hard work has paid off and we sealed a deal. God bless our people,” a diplomat told news sources on condition of anonymity.