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    What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points - CNN.com

    1. Centrifuges
    Iran would have to reduce its total of about 19,000 centrifuges -- 10,000 of which are still spinning today -- down to 6,104 under the deal, with only 5,060 allowed to enrich uranium over the next 10 years. Centrifuges are tube-shaped machines used to enrich uranium, the material necessary for nuclear power -- and nuclear bombs.
    2. Uranium enrichment
    Iran's centrifuges will only enrich uranium to 3.67% -- enough for civil use to power parts of the country, but not enough to build a nuclear bomb. That agreement lasts 15 years. And Tehran has agreed not to build any new uranium enrichment facilities over that period as well. The 3.67% is a major decline, and it follows Iran's move to water down its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium last year.
    3. Breakout time
    The period of time that it would take for Iran to acquire the material it needs to make one nuclear weapon, currently assessed at two to three months, would be extended to about one year under the deal. That year-long breakout period would be in place for at least 10 years.
    4. Fordow facility
    Iran's Fordow nuclear reactor would stop enriching uranium for at least 15 years. It will not have fissile material at the facility, but it will be able to keep 1,000 centrifuges there. Fordo, one of the country's biggest reactors, is buried more than 200 feet under the side of a mountain and was hidden from the international community until the U.S. revealed it in 2009.
    5. Research and development
    Iran can continue its research and development on enrichment, but that work will be limited to keep the country to its breakout time frame of one year. Though Iran will be required to make changes at a number of its facilities -- including reducing centrifuges and rebuilding a heavy water reactor in Arak -- the country will get to maintain its current facilities.[/FONT]
    6. Inspections
    Iran will be required to provide inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, access to all of its declared facilities so that the agency can ensure there is no potential for military-related developments. That includes access to Parchin, an Iranian military facility related to its nuclear program. Western countries have been seeking unfettered access throughout Iran, not just declared facilities, as Iran has previously conducted nuclear work in secret.
    7. Sanctions lifted
    [COLOR=#262626]The United States and the European Union would lift their nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian economy -- a priority for Iran -- after a U.N. watchdog verifies it has taken key steps. If there are violations, the sanctions will snap back into place. U.N. sanctions will also be lifted when Iran completes its nuclear-related steps, though some peripheral restrictions will be contained in a new Security Council resolution. International reductions in purchases of Iranian oil and increased isolation of the Middle Eastern country had squeezed its economy in recent years, and the lifting of those sanctions could bring the country major financial rewards.
    Now we have a deal to discuss instead of baseless speculation.
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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    No,this is the 'framework' for a deal to be finalized in June.
    Iran's MO is to stretch it out then renege at the last minute.
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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    The actual framework document (thanks TDS):

    http://www.armscontrol.org/files/Par...2015-04-02.pdf

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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points - CNN.com



    Now we have a deal to discuss instead of baseless speculation.
    I hope you realize it's a framework for a deal, no actual deal is expected til mid-June, iirc.
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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    No,this is the 'framework' for a deal to be finalized in June.
    Iran's MO is to stretch it out then renege at the last minute.

    Iran FM: 'We'll continue enriching, we won't close facilities...all sanctions will be terminated.'


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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    Iran FM: 'We'll continue enriching, we won't close facilities...all sanctions will be terminated.'


    What amazes me is the supposed "importance" of a deal. You have got to be pretty gullible to think that Iran would abide by any agreement, written or verbal.
    I think that that is not really an issue with some. The concern seems to be: gotta get a deal done regardless of the details within.

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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    "access to all of its declared facilities"

    I certainly feel better.

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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    Quote Originally Posted by Monte View Post
    What amazes me is the supposed "importance" of a deal. You have got to be pretty gullible to think that Iran would abide by any agreement, written or verbal.
    I think that that is not really an issue with some. The concern seems to be: gotta get a deal done regardless of the details within.

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    Re: What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    What's in the Iran nuclear deal? 7 key points - CNN.com

    Now we have a deal to discuss instead of baseless speculation.
    Nothing much to discuss, Iran is well on it's way to achieving nuks.
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