Diplomacy Does Work - International Sanctions Lifted

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Great work by the combined efforts of Secretary of State's Clinton and Kerry.

International Sanctions Against Iran Lifted

Source: Washington Post

By Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung January 16 at 4:00 PM Follow @CMorelloWP Follow @karendeyoung1

VIENNA —Iran reentered the global economy Saturday, as years of crippling international sanctions were lifted in exchange for the verified disabling of much of its nuclear infrastructure.

For Iran, implementation of the landmark deal it finalized with six world powers last summer means immediate access to more than $50 billion in long-frozen assets, and freedom to sell its oil and purchase goods in the international marketplace. Tehran has hailed the deal as vindication of its power and influence in the world.

The removal of sanctions comes as President Obama begins his last year in office, and almost seven years to the day since he called on Iran to “unclench your fist” and take steps toward rapprochement with the United States and the world. As a result of the agreement, he said in his last State of the Union speech this week, a “nuclear-armed Iran” has been prevented, and “the world has avoided another war.”

The triggering event for implementation was certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency Saturday that Iran had successfully completed all the nuclear steps it agreed to in July: sending the bulk of its enriched uranium outside the country, dismantling and storing most of its centrifuges, and disabling its Arak nuclear reactor, capable of yielding plutonium. The IAEA is also charged with monitoring and verifying Iran’s continued compliance.

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For 35 years the U.S. has failed to disrupt the far Right's dominance in Iran. These negotiation created another route to achieve the goal.
 
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This deal did no such thing. It will strengthen the hard liners and weaken Rouhani. Maybe Snyder will get involved.
 
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Will President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Award ?
 
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This deal has moved Iran significantly away from producing a nuclear bomb.

The steps taken by Iran, combined with ultra-close IAEA inspections, extend to at least a year -- from a few months previously -- how long Iran would need to make one nuclear bomb's worth of fissile material.

They include slashing by two-thirds its uranium centrifuges, reducing its stockpile of uranium -- enough before the deal for several bombs -- and removing the core of the Arak reactor which could have given Iran weapons-grade plutonium.
Iran comes in from the cold as nuclear deal applied
 
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Massive street protests in Iran were threatening to dislodge the Ayatollahs, and put the government firmly in the control of an elected parliament in 2002.
This was undermined by the invasion of Iraq.

Now we are seeing the opening for engagement that can make real change happen in the region.
 
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Massive street protests in Iran were threatening to dislodge the Ayatollahs, and put the government firmly in the control of an elected parliament in 2002.
This was undermined by the invasion of Iraq.

Now we are seeing the opening for engagement that can make real change happen in the region.
Goober, don't try to REWRITE history with someone that minored in history and stays informed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests


Protests against the 2009 Iranian presidential election (Persian: اعتراضات علیه نتایج انتخابات ریاست جمهوری سال ۱۳۸۸‎‎) results a disputed victory by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and in support of opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi) occurred in major cities nationwide from 2009 into 2010.[37] The protests were titled as Iranian Green Movement (Persian: جنبش سبز Jonbesh-e Sabz‎‎)by their proponents , reflecting presidential candidate Mousavi's campaign color, and also the Persian Awakening by the western media.[38]

2009 NOT 2002.. oops.
 
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Total deflection. This thread is about Iran living up to it's obligations under the nuclear treaty. This country has been waiting 35 years for Iran's whacky religious Right to be toppled.
 
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Total deflection. This thread is about Iran living up to it's obligations under the nuclear treaty. This country has been waiting 35 years for Iran's whacky religious Right to be toppled.
There would not have been a need for a Nuclear Treaty if Obama had supported the Green party in 2009.

That is the point.