July 14th, 2015.
It is being reported that a Nuclear deal has been agreed and will be announced within the next several hours.. These are the first reported reactions from Iran and Israel as reported in the Beirut Daily Star.who are now reporting that the deal has been made.
“All the hard work has paid off and we sealed a deal. God bless our people,” one Iranian diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
But hostility to the agreement from Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East was immediate.
“This deal is a historic surrender by the West to the axis of evil headed by Iran,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a message on Twitter. “Israel will act with all means to try and stop the agreement being ratified.”
It was amusing to note that the hotel where the negotiations are taking place is located on a street named after one of the founders of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl.
It is being claimed that a compromise was reached whereby Iran would retain the ability to refuse inspections of military sits and the matters would be heard on a case by case basis by an International Arbitration process, indicating that the issue was a major sticking point.
This is the Guardian version of the amended weapons embargo.
“I can confirm that the conventional arms embargo will last another 5 years, and restrictions on ballistic missile technology will last 8 years.’
Under a complicated arrangement a violation could lead to the automatic “snap-back” of sanctions within 65 days, if a dispute resolution process failed.”
Earlier the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani made a premature and speediy amended Tweet announcing the deal. “#IranDeal is the victory of diplomacy & mutual respect over the outdated paradigm of exclusion & coercion. And this is a good beginning.”
This report is from AP.
“VIENNA: A senior Western diplomat says a landmark Iran nuclear agreement was reached Tuesday after clearing final obstacles. The diplomat says it includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties.
But access at will to any site would not necessarily be granted and even if so, could be delayed, a condition that critics of the deal are sure to seize on as possibly giving Tehran time to cover any sign of non-compliance with its commitments.”
“Under the deal, Tehran would have the right to challenge the U.N request and an arbitration board composed of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated with it would have to decide on the issue.”
‘Still, such an arrangement would be a notable departure from assertions by top Iranian officials that their country would never allow the U.N’s International Atomic Energy Agency into such sites. Iran has argued that such visits by the IAEA would be a cover for spying on its military secrets.”
“On Tuesday morning, the European Union announced that the final plenary of Iran and the six countries negotiating with it will take place at 10:30 Vienna time, followed by a news conference.
Contacted shortly before daybreak, the diplomat said final drafting of the deal was still going on. But another diplomat said that the deal was tentatively set to be announced in the afternoon Vienna time. Both demanded anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the confidential negotiations.”
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