Historic Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

By: Alexandria Ellison 11-24-13 

Secretary of State John Kerry.  Image Courtesy: Eric Bidders

Secretary of State John Kerry.
Image Courtesy: Eric Bidders

An interim agreement freezes most of Iran’s nuclear assets. The Joint Plan of Action was negotiated between Iran and the United States and its allies including Great Britain, Germany and France.

Iran has agreed to hold off on continued development of nuclear capabilities for 6 months while a stronger agreement is worked out. Iran will retain the ability to build a nuclear device while the United States keeps a hold on the oil and banking sanctions that have been imposed on Iran.

Israel opposes the agreement and refuses to abide by it because Iran can still produce a weapon of mass destruction. President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss this on Sunday afternoon.

“The two leaders reaffirmed their shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” the White House said.