World countries hail Iran nuclear agreement
… from Press TV , Tehran
[ Editors Note: A New World Order of another kind might be in progress, if it does not suffer a crib death of some sort. Regional countries are now weighing in on support for the initial Iran agreement and future progress.
They are Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and surprise, surprise…Kuwait. But here is the biggey…Saudi Arabia:
“The government of the kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] … sees that if there was goodwill, this agreement could represent a preliminary step towards a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear program if that led to the removal of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, from the Middle East and the …[Persian] Gulf region,” the Saudi government said in a statement on Monday.
The statement added that such a solution should be followed by “important steps” that would guarantee the right of all countries in the region to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
I had to read this twice folks. But it gets better. The EU has announced the easing of Iran sanctions in December. This could start with removing the blocks on Iran getting transportation insurance as I am sure that European companies want that business back.
But they may find out that ‘other arrangements’ have been made. With China sitting on $1.5 trillion in foreign reserves I never understood why they did not jump on that business pronto.
And lastly we are getting validation that VT was right about ‘commercial’ self interest being a common and unifying factor in wanting to put a wooden stake through the heart of the phony Iran nuke bogeyman. Press TV reports shares of France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault carmakers have risen 4.45 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively, following Iran’s nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers.
– First published November 24th, 2013 –
World countries have hailed the recent agreement between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s civilian nuclear program.
“Pakistan welcomes the understanding reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and P5+1 in Geneva on the Iran nuclear issue. As a brotherly neighboring country of Iran, Pakistan has always underscored the importance of finding a peaceful solution to this issue,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Turkey also welcomed the nuclear deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain — plus Germany.
“Turkey welcomes the positive result of the P5+1 negotiations process in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program at the end of the third tour. In this regard, we congratulate Iran and the P5+1 countries for their constructive efforts toward the process,” a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday read.
“The agreement is the first concrete positive development related to Iran’s nuclear issue since the Tehran Declaration in 2010,” it added.
Iran issued a declaration with Turkey and Brazil on May 17, 2010 under which Tehran expressed readiness to exchange 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium on Turkish soil with 20 percent-enriched nuclear fuel. The trio’s agreement was issued as part of efforts to end the standoff between Iran and the West over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.
The US and its European allies, however, snubbed the declaration and used their influence on the UN Security Council to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear work.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he welcomes the agreement on Iran’s nuclear energy program, noting that he has been supporting a “solution through diplomacy.”
“This is a major step forward. I hope it will be sealed with a final agreement soon. I congratulate all parties for their constructive engagement,” he stated.
Also on Sunday, Syria hailed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the six major world powers, calling it a “historic agreement.” An unnamed Syrian Foreign Ministry official said the agreement recognizes the right of the Iranian people to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said the agreement between Iran and the Sextet of world powers “is a victory for the logic of dialogue and political work over threats, ultimatums, challenges and wars.”
Moreover, Kuwait expressed pleasure over Iran’s agreement with world powers over its nuclear energy program.
“The State of Kuwait welcomes the agreement reached between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran in Geneva,” Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah said on Sunday.
And, Lebanon welcomed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, describing it as “an important turning point in Iran’s relations with the West.”
“The agreement is undoubtedly a significant victory with regards to Iran’s right to obtain peaceful nuclear technology and to enrich uranium on its soil, a right previously denied by the West,” Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said on Sunday.
Iran and the six major world powers sealed an interim deal in Geneva on Sunday morning to pave the way for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the United States and its allies have agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions and let Tehran reap as much as $7 billion in relief from economic sanctions over six months.
The Geneva accord would temporarily lift White House executive orders of July 2012 and June 2013 that imposed penalties on countries that trade petrochemicals with Iran.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the deal allows Iran to continue its activities at Arak, Fordow and Natanz facilities. The agreement also stipulates that no additional sanctions will be imposed on Tehran within the next six months because of its nuclear energy program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran’s right to uranium enrichment is enshrined in the nuclear agreement with the Sextet.