Thursday, April 2, 2015

Iran, World Powers Agree on Nuclear Talks Plan; Iran Curbs Nuclear Plan, World to End Sanctions

Negotiators from Iran and major world powers reached agreement today (April 2, 2015) on a framework for a final agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions, the Washington Post website 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.

"Big day," tweeted Secretary of State John Kerry. He said the European Union (EU), the six major world powers (United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China), and Iran "now have parameters to resolve major issues on nuclear program. Back to work soon on a final deal."

In return for agreeing to curb its nuclear program, sanctions against Iran will be terminated by the European Union and the United States, subject to verification that Iran is meeting terms of the agreement, a statement said.

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