Top diplomats from Iran and six major world powers said early Sunday that an agreement has been reached in Geneva to temporarily freeze the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in exchange for a relief in sanctions which have crippled its economy.
The agreement between the Islamic Republic, United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain marks the first time in more than a decade that Iran has agreed to curtail elements of its nuclear program.
The interim deal is not the final word on Iran’s nuclear program—the country’s leaders said Sunday that Iran has the right to enrichment—but instead one that will last for six months. During that period, the negotiators will aim for a comprehensive deal that would significantly scale back its nuclear program and ensure that its remaining power could only be used peacefully.
A senior Obama Administration official told TIME the deal would halt the progress of Iran’s…
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