“Negotiators from Iran and major world powers reached agreement Thursday on a framework for a final agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions, an accord that President Obama hailed as a ‘good deal’ that would make the world a safer place,” the Washington Post reports.
“Participants in the talks said the sides, including the United States and its key European allies, would promptly start drafting a final accord to be completed by a June 30 deadline.”
Wall Street Journal: “The deal would place strong constraints and controls on Iran’s nuclear work for up to 25 years, with severe limits for the first decade. U.S. officials said Iran’s timeline for amassing enough nuclear fuel for a weapon would rise to at least one year for the first decade of a deal. That is in line with the key Western demand. Iran’s so-called breakout time is currently two to three months.”
“But it was still unclear how two of the major sticking points in the final days of negotiations were resolved. One unanswered question was when exactly sanctions would be eased, and the other was how quickly Iran will be able to scale up its nuclear activities after the first decade.”
New York Times: “There was no mistaking the upbeat mood surrounding the announcement, following eight days of intense debate between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.”
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