Breaking News on Iran Nuclear Deal: 'Parameters Reached'

Brad Fox | April 2, 2015
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News has just arrived that a preliminary deal for a nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran has been reached.

Reuters reports that Iran agrees to scale back their current enrichment by two-thirds and has agreed to be monitored for ten years.

Here is what John Kerry said on Twitter:

"If this framework leads to a final, comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer," Obama said at the White House. "This has been a long time coming."

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif commented on Twitter:


Reuters reports:

The deal reportedly includes:

  • A limited stockpile and limited enrichment. 
  • A sole enrichment facility will be at the Natanz 
  • Converting the nuclear facility at Fordow into a nuclear physics and technology center 
  • EU will termiante sanctions and the U.S. will follow suit once the implementation of the agreement in confirmed. 

Tasmin News writes

During this period, more than 5,000 machines at Natanz centrifuges to produce enriched at 67/3 per cent will continue. Iran's current stockpile of enriched also be able to produce nuclear fuel assembly or export them to international markets [to] allocate for the purchase of uranium.

 General Director of World & FP for Tasmin News Abas Aslani Tweeted this:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said they found "solutions" on key issues and would "immediately" begin drafting a deal to finish by the June 30 deadline, writes Fox News.

The foreign minister of Iran says that a written statement is not the same as a written agreement. You can watch for his updates here.

Zarif said:

"But the agreement, a written agreement, is something that needs to be drafted by all participants and agreed upon in a multilateral process. And that would take, hopefully, three months, to finalize, and hopefully less."

Cover photo courtesy of CNN