The US and six world powers reached a historic agreement on Monday to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a major step toward ending the country’s six-year-old war with Western powers.
The agreement, the biggest yet in a decade of negotiations, aims to end the five-decade-old Iran nuclear deal and prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
It will be the first major global deal aimed at curbing Iran’s program since the U.S. and other world powers lifted sanctions in 2012.
Under the agreement, Tehran will have to limit its enrichment of uranium and stop enriching plutonium, a type of nuclear material.
It will also have to make significant reductions in its stockpile of enriched uranium.
The pact also includes steps to address the threat of Iran’s missile program, which the United States has said could be capable of striking the US mainland.
Under a new provision in the deal, Congress will be given 60 days to review any new sanctions imposed on Iran under the deal.
Congress will also be given 120 days to reject any new Iran sanctions.
Trump said in an interview Monday that the agreement was a major accomplishment.
The deal is not perfect, he said.
He said that Congress could do much more.
Trump also said that he and other Republicans have decided to move forward with the Iran nuclear accord because they feel it is in the best interest of the country and their constituents.
The deal is “the greatest thing that’s ever happened to Iran,” Trump said in a televised interview.
He also said it is the most important thing that I’ve done in terms of national security.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said Monday it has received confirmation that the deal was signed in Vienna by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister Javad Lashari, and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Vienna deal requires that Iran agree to a number of conditions.
The Iranian government has said it does not want to accept the accord, saying it will use its own nuclear weapons program.
Zarif told reporters in Vienna that the U-N nuclear watchdog has confirmed the accord was signed and that the nuclear deal is legal.