World leaders reach solution with Iran over nuclear program

European Union High Representative and Foreign Ministers of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran have reached solutions on key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) during their March 26 to April 2 meeting in Switzerland. “The political determination, the good will and the hard work of all parties made it possible. Let us thank all delegations for their tireless dedication,” says in a joint statement.

“As Iran pursues a peaceful nuclear programme, Iran’s enrichment capacity, enrichment level and stockpile will be limited for specified durations, and there will be no other enrichment facility than Natanz,” it added.

“Fordow will be converted from an enrichment site into a nuclear, physics and technology centre. International collaboration will be encouraged in agreed areas of research. There will not be any fissile material at Fordow.

“An international joint venture will assist Iran in redesigning and rebuilding a modernized Heavy Water Research Reactor in Arak that will not produce weapons grade plutonium. There will be no reprocessing and the spent fuel will be exported,” the joint statement said.

All nuclear nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions and restrictions issued to Iran by EU, US and UN will be lifted. “We will now work to write the text of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action including its technical details in the coming weeks and months at the political and experts levels. We are committed to complete our efforts by June 30th.”