Iran and six world powers reached a historic deal on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief.
The landmark deal sees Iran committed to halt uranium enrichment above purities of five percent in exchange for some $7 billion in sanctions relief.
World powers have also agreed not to impose any fresh sanctions for six months if Iran abides by the deal.
The announcement came after more than four days of talks in Geneva between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council members plus Germany.
The breakthrough with the Islamic Republic on its controversial nuclear program does not give Tehran a right to enrich uranium, U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry said on Sunday.
“This first step does not say that Iran has the right of enrichment, no matter what interpretative comments are made,” Kerry said speaking after the agreement was struck between Iran and the six major powers.
Kerry also said that the agreement will help “make the world safer and Israel safer.”
A wary Middle East
Infographic: What's the deal with Iran?
Infographic: Whats's the deal with Iran?