Iran agrees to curb nuclear activity at Geneva talks – video

Iran agrees to curb nuclear activity at Geneva talks

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for about $7bn (£4.3bn) in sanctions relief, after days of intense talks in Geneva.

US President Barack Obama welcomed the deal, saying it included “substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon”.  Iran agreed to give better access to inspectors and halt some of its work on uranium enrichment.

President Rouhani said the interim deal recognised Iran’s nuclear “rights”.  But he repeated, in a nationwide broadcast, that his country would never seek a nuclear weapon.  

Tehran denies repeated claims by Western governments that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons. It insists it must be allowed to enrich uranium to use in power stations.

The deal comes just months after Iran elected Mr Rouhani – regarded as a relative moderate – as its new president, in place of the hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  [Read more]

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  • de castro compton  On 11/24/2013 at 3:28 pm

    Jews and Arabs can live as neighbours….but the “trust thy neighbour as thyself”
    begs the question.
    Will they ever trust each other….
    Doubt it…
    Kamptan

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