Mar 15, 2014
Iran Nuclear Deal Reached
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
In exchange for the released of “just over $4bn in Iranian oil sales revenue from frozen accounts” and the lifting of suspensions on “the country’s trade in gold, petrochemicals, car and plane parts,” Iran has agreed to restrict its nuclear activities.
The pact is being called the “most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran since the 1979 Iranian revolution.” The benefits for Iran would help revive the country’s all but crippled economy.
The Guardian reports:
The six-month life of the deal is intended to create a pathway to a comprehensive and permanent agreement that would allow Iran to pursue a peaceful nuclear program, “almost certainly including enrichment, but under long-term limits and intrusive monitoring, that would reassure the world that any parallel covert programme would be spotted and stopped well before Iran could make a bomb,” The Guardian reports.
An essential view into the ghastly human cost of the sanctions was given by journalist and Truthdigger of the Week Andrew Cockburn here.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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