Mapping Iran’s nuclear facilities
On Sunday, Iran and the United States, along with the China, France, Germany, and Russia reached agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, Reuters’ Parisa Hafezi and Justyna Pawlak report. Reuters maps out the locations of Iran’s nuclear facilities and charts the growth in the size of the country’s nuclear program since 2007:
Here’s more from Reuters:
The agreement was announced in the middle of the night in Geneva after long and tortuous negotiations. U.S. President Barack Obama, who sought to improve ties with Iran even before his first election to the White House in 2008, said it cut off Tehran’s possible routes to a nuclear bomb…
The agreement, which halts Iran’s most sensitive nuclear activity, its higher-grade enrichment of uranium, was tailored as a package of confidence-building steps towards reducing decades of tension and ultimately creating a more stable, secure Middle East.
Indeed, the United States held previously undisclosed, separate direct talks with Iran in recent months to encourage diplomacy towards a nuclear deal, a senior U.S. official said.
Here’s the full text of the agreement. Louis Charbonneay, Parisa Hafezi, and Arshad Mohammed have great details on how the negotiations went down.