Israel said Sunday that a nuclear deal, which was struck Sunday between Iran and world powers in Geneva, was “bad” as Tehran obtained “what it wanted”.
“This is a bad agreement that gives Iran what it wanted, including the partial lifting of sanctions while maintaining an essential part of its nuclear program,” said a statement published by the Zionist Regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, a few hours after the historic agreement was reached in the Swiss city in the early hours of Sunday.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) reached a final agreement, which includes recognition of Tehran’s right of uranium enrichment and removal and easing of the sanctions.
Iran and the Group signed a four-page agreement after five days of difficult and intensive negotiations and more than a decade-long nuclear standoff.
One of the pages of the agreement signed in Geneva deals with the easing and removal of the US-led western sanctions imposed against Iran.
According to the deal, no further sanctions will be imposed against Iran.
Oil embargos on the country will be halted. Iran’s crude sales will be maintained at the current level and Iran’s oil revenues will also be released.
Sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector will be completely removed and the sanctions on the country’s auto industry will also be lifted.
Sanctions on exports of gold and precious stones and metals, as well as the ban on the insurance of oil cargos will be fully lifted.
Iran’s right to enrichment has been recognized in two places of the document.
According to the agreement, the structure of Iran’s nuclear program will be fully preserved. There is no turning back in Iran’s uranium enrichment activities.
Fordo and Natanz (nuclear sites) will also continue operation.
In return, Iran will reciprocate with a series of confidence-building measures.
Iran as a confidence-building measure will not further expand its activities in Arak, Natanz and Fordo in the next six months, but (uranium) enrichment below five percent and production of the relevant enriched material in Fordo and Natanz will continue as before.
Iran will also continue its research and development in its nuclear program.
According to the agreement, the 20 percent enrichment will not continue in the next six months since Iran does not need any more 20-percent enriched fuel for its Tehran research reactor. All the enriched uranium will remain inside Iran and no material will be taken out from the country.