Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Temkin Jafarov & Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian political commentator Hassan Beheshtipour has said that the November 24 nuclear agreement in Geneva was a small but key step toward reestablishment of trust between Iran and the P5+1.
Beheshtipour told Trend that there are some events in the history of every nation that are regarded as breakthroughs. This morning was a breakthrough in the Iranian history for the past four decades. Today's deal was as important as the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry, if we say it was not more important.
Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday on Tehran's nuclear program. The two sides have signed a joint "plan of action".
Now, Iran can continue its peaceful nuclear activities with any concern about "unjustified" international sanctions and threats as of today, Beheshtipour said, adding that Iran has inked a "win-win" deal. This agreement is, of course, a small step forward, but it is vital as it outlines the roadmap for future negotiations.
In this historical situation, Iran has started constructive collaboration with the world powers with a language of cooperation, not with a language of force, he said.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that based on the agreement in Geneva, the P5+1 has pledged to not impose additional sanctions against Iran during the next six months and would suspend some existing sanctions.
He also explained that based on the agreement, the number of centrifuges in Natanz and Fordo sites would not change.
In this regards, Zarif said that Iran will not transfer the 20-per cent enriched uranium to abroad, adding that the country will convert them into reactor-ready fuel.
He went on to note that Iran and the P5+1 will hold another meeting in two weeks to decide about the date the document comes into effect.
Zarif called the deal with the P5+1 a major success and added that Iran will continue negotiations in order to remove all the sanctions.
"In the final step enrichment process will be accepted and all the sanctions will be lifted at same time," Zarif said.
The first round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 after election of Hassan Rouhani was held on Oct.15-16. The second round was held on Nov. 7-9, but ended without any positive results. The third round started on Nov. 20 and ended on Nov. 24 with inking a agreement on a joint plan of action.