Iran's nuclear boss Ali Akbar Salehi says a landmark nuclear deal Tehran recently clinched with six world powers in Geneva will take effect in late December, Press TV reported.
Salehi, who is head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Wednesday that the deal will take effect on December 20.
He described the accord as a "turning point" for the Islamic Republic of Iran, noting that the deal does by no means suggest halt in Iran's nuclear activities.
The AEOI head further noted that the details of the agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain -- plus Germany in Geneva, have already been made public.
Iran and the six major world powers sealed an interim deal in Geneva on Sunday morning to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the United States and its allies have agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions and let Tehran reap as much as USD 7 billion in relief from economic sanctions over six months.
The Geneva accord would temporarily lift White House executive orders of July 2012 and June 2013 that imposed penalties on countries that trade petrochemicals with Iran.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the deal allows Iran to continue its activities at Arak, Fordow and Natanz facilities. The agreement also stipulates that no additional sanctions will be imposed on Tehran within the next six months because of its nuclear energy program.