Bismillah al-Rahman al-Raheem
The Dimensions of the Nuclear Agreement Between Iran and the Sexpartite Group
Several vociferous statements of support, rejection and apprehension poured in as an "historic" agreement was reached after 21-month marathon negotiations between Iran and the 5+1group on 14 July on the Iranian nuclear file, which had caused a great deal of diplomatic and political pandemonium, and threats of military action for 12 years.
US president Barack Obama defended the agreement in a televised statement from the White House and described it as an "historic agreement" between Iran and the major powers because it has blocked all avenues in the face of Iran's possible acquisition of nuclear weapons and stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East region. Obama pledged to veto any attempt by congress to block the agreement with Iran and confirmed that the nuclear deal paved the way for a new direction in the relationship with Teheran.
As for Iranian president Rouhani, he attempted to market this agreement domestically as having achieved all the aims expected from the negotiations with the major powers, which include preserving and the nuclear technology and pursuing the nuclear programme within Iranian territories, in addition to lifting the bans and the sanctions, rescinding all the Security Council resolutions issued against Iran and removing the Iranian nuclear file out of Chapter 7. Rouhani deemed the agreement a new page in the history of the region, based on dialogue as a benchmark for defusing crises; he also mentioned that the agreement was fair and balanced with no win or loss for any of the stakeholders.