- Title: Five years on since signing of the Iranian nuclear deal
- Date: 14th July 2020
- Summary: VIENNA, AUSTRIA (FILE - JULY 14, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** THEN FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE P5+1 COUNTRIES, (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI, FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER LAURENT FABIUS, GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER, EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF FEDERICA MOGHERINI, FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRAN MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, HEAD OF THE IRANIAN ATOMIC NUCLEAR ORGANISATION ALI AKBAR SALEHI, RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY PHILIP HAMMOND, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AND U.S. ENERGY SECRETARY ERNEST MONIZ LINED UP FOR GROUP PHOTO ZARIF LAUGHING / EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF FEDERICA MOGHERINI, STANDING NEXT TO HIM SERGEI LAVROV (LEFT) STANDING WITH PHILIP HAMMOND (MIDDLE) AND JOHN KERRY (RIGHT)
- Embargoed: 28th July 2020 11:45
- Keywords: Barack Obama Donald Trump decision Ernest Moniz Federica Mogherini Hassan Rouhani Iran Iran nuclear deal Javad Zarif John Kerry Lavrov Mohammad Javad Zarif Tanker US withdrawing from deal United Nations Zarif ali akbar salehi drone nuclear facilities sanctions on Iran test missiles
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- Country: Iran
- Topics: Government/Politics
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- Story Text: Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on July 14, 2015, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East.
Thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the deal back in 2015, but now as the country faces increased sanctions, an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic some feel it is time to pull out of the deal.
Iran had been expected to lay out its latest position on the deal earlier this year, but after the U.S. drone killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani there was a major escalation of hostilities with Washington.
In June, President Hassan Rouhani said, that Iran be would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologized for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran.
U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the pact between Iran and six world powers in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions that have battered the economy - saying the agreement did not do enough to contain Tehran's missile program and regional influence.
European governments have sought to rescue the accord.
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