Nuclear Agreement Signed

On August 13, retired Senators Carl Levin of Michigan, a Democrat, and John Warner of Virginia, a Republican, issued a statement of support for the « Why Hawks Should Support Iran » Agreement in Politico. [239] Levin and Warner, both former chairmen of the Senate Armed Services Committee, argued that « if we reject the agreement, we risk isolating ourselves and undermining our ability to form the strongest coalition to stop Iran » if military action is needed in the future. [239] Levin and Warner wrote: « The agreement on the table is a strong agreement in many ways and leaves open the strong deterrence and credibility of a military option. We ask our former colleagues not to take measures that would compromise the deterrent value of a coalition that participates in a military option and could support it. The failure of the United States to accede to the agreement would have that effect. [239] On August 14, retired Indiana Senators Richard Lugar of Indiana, a Republican, and J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, a Democrat, also wrote in support of the agreement. [240] In a column for Reuters, Lugar and Johnston argued that « the rejection of the agreement would seriously undermine the role of the United States as leading and reliable partners around the world. If Washington moves away from this highly competitive multilateral agreement, its reliability would probably be questionable for decades. [240] They also wrote: « Tehran would be the winner of this American rejection, because it would achieve its main objective: the lifting of most sanctions without having to accept the restrictions of its nuclear program. » Iran could also claim to be a victim of American treachery and try to convince other nations to break with American leaders and the entire international sanctions regime. [240] Iran has also agreed not to participate in activities, including research and development, that could contribute to the development of a nuclear bomb. 2-19 July 2014: Iran and the P5-1 continue talks on a comprehensive nuclear deal in Vienna. At the beginning of 19 June, the parties announced that they would extend the talks until 24 November and that they would maintain the measures agreed in the interim agreement. The parties also announce additional measures that Iran will take, namely the conversion of 25 kg of 20% enriched uranium powder into combustion plates and the mixture of approximately 3 tonnes of enriched uranium to less than 2%. The P5-1 will also decrease by $2.8 billion.

The parties agreed to resume talks in August. United Nations – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement. [23] « A negotiated comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue will contribute to peace and stability in the region, » he said. [24] Nuclear restrictions for Iran.

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