Landmark nuclear agreement signed


The crux of the matter is that the agreement has marked the closure of an era characterised by hostility, intrigue and suspicion, which has lasted for about 37 years


Following protracted negotiations lasting for weeks, Iran and US-led western countries signed a historic nuclear agreement on July 16. The agreement is the revised and comprehensive version of the framework agreed in April. Iran will reduce its number of uranium centrifuges from 19,000 to 6,000 and its stockpiles of enriched uranium will be reduced from 10,000 kilogrammes to 300.