Iran, P5+1 make joint statement on achieved nuclear deal (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 14
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have made a joint statement on the achieved nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, Iran's state IRINN TV reported July 14.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as foreign ministers of France, Germany, the UK , Russia and China also are present in the Austria Center, Vienna where the statement is announced.
A final agreement has been reached on Iran's disputed nuclear program in the Austrian city of Vienna after some 22 months of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).
Iran asserts that it will not seek nuclear weapons under any circumstances, according to the statement which was read in English by Mogherini and in Persian by Zarif.
In return, all sanctions related to the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic will be lifted including the bilateral, multilateral, and UN Security Council sanctions.
The 100-page final accord reportedly includes five technical annexes.
July 13 was the most recent deadline Iran and the group P5+1(five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) had given themselves to iron out the remaining differences and nail down a landmark deal.