Thursday, July 16, 2015

Iran nuclear agreement

Very recently, a historic deal was done here at Vienna. Iran and members of United Nations made an agreement regarding the nuclear program of Iran.

Previously, Iran insisted on running a peaceful nuclear industry. But it was not trusted by the counterparts. The US, UK, Russia, China, France, and Germany wanted Iran to abandon the capacity to make a nuclear bomb. Therefore, western countries continued to make a sanction to Iran.

According to the deal agreed, Iran will reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium by 98% for 15 years. Also, Iran will accept international inspections. Instead, the sanction against Iran will be gradually compromised.

BBC: Iran nuclear crisis: Six key points

The New York Times: The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Simple Guide

This agreement was welcomed with great pleasure by Iranians. President Hassan Rouhani said that this deal was an important juncture in the history.

The Guardian: Thousands take to Iran streets to celebrate the historic nuclear deal

On the other hand, this news ignited the hatred of Israel, which has been opposing Iran for some decades. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that this agreement would be a historical error, suggesting that Iran would betray the US soon.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Israel's leaders react with fury to Iran nuclear deal

The US and Iran were hostile with each other so far. This agreement is expected to open the door to improved relationship. Obama administration accomplished a great reconciliation, following Cuba. Some people rally that it is for making a legacy of Obama approaching the end of the term as the President. In my opinion, it is a marvelous deal, nonetheless. However, it is not sure this decision will be successful in terms of the peace in future.

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