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Iran and USA reach agreement for historic nuclear deal

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After a long road where negations took place over a 2 year period, the USA and Iran have finally agreed terms on a historic nuclear deal. Agreement was reached at a final meeting in Vienna which lasted for hours.

President Obama welcomed the landmark deal saying "Today after two years of negotiation the United States together with the international community has achieved something that decades of animosity has not: a comprehensive long term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struggled to contain his delight at the outcome saying "Negotiators have reached a good agreement and I announce to our people that our prayers have come true." In return for Iran reducing nuclear Research and Development activities, US and European led sanctions will be reviewed and lifted offering huge boost to the country's economy.

The main points of the deal mean that Iran will reduce their current 19,000 gas centrifuges to just over 6,000, a stockpile of 7,500kgs of enriched uranium is to be reduced to just 300kgs and all nuclear sites in the country will be open to IAEA inspectors. According to the Americans, this will mean Iran's ability to construct a nuclear bomb will move from a matter of months to over a year.

However, the deal is not without its' critics with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeting "When willing to make a deal at any cost, this is the result. From early reports, we can see that the deal is a historic mistake." Back Stateside, Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush saying "The people of Iran, the region, Israel, America, and the world deserve better than a deal that consolidates the grip on power of the violent revolutionary clerics who rule Tehran with an iron fist."

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