Iran nuclear deal
14 July 201521:16 GMT
Large numbers of people celebrated on the streets of Tehran on Tuesday, after the nuclear deal was reached, Ruptly reports. Iranians honked their car horns and flashed victory signs in celebration after the announcement of the historic nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group. Pictures of the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were seen hanging on car windows, also 'Zarif' chants were heard, praising his role in reaching the agreement.
- 21:15 GMT
Striking a nuclear deal with Iran was not exclusive of the necessity for creating a ballistic missile defense system to counter potential threats from Tehran, US State department said.
- 21:14 GMT
US President Barack Obama discussed the Iran nuclear deal with United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in a telephone conversation. Obama emphasized the US’ commitment to cooperate with the Gulf States, including UAE, in order to counter destabilization in the region resulting from Iran’s activities.
- 19:57 GMT
Saudi Arabia said that although it supports the July 14 nuclear agreement with Iran, strict inspections as well as reserving the fundamental ability to re-impose sanctions are critical.
- 19:33 GMT
The White House said on Tuesday that it will take a couple of days to send the documents of the Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress for review. Congress will have 60 days to review the deal and potentially block it from being implemented. (Reuters)
- 19:02 GMT
US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said that is was “unfair” for Republicans to rush to judge the nuclear deal with Iran.
- 18:49 GMT
Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, expressed gratitude to the Iranian negotiators for their efforts in Vienna, while Iran’s President Rouhani thanked him for his support of the delegation.
- 18:41 GMT
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said it would “be hard” to override President Obama’s veto in case Congress fails to approve the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters reports.
- 18:27 GMT
Israel would not be bound by the Iran nuclear deal, the country’s security cabinet stated after the Tuesday meeting thus echoing Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement, in which he called the deal "stunning, historic mistake."
"Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction. We will always defend ourselves," Netanyahu said.
- 18:26 GMT
The nuclear deal with Iran reached on July 14 eliminates a nuclear threat to Israel, US President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation. Obama told Netanyahu that “the joint action plan would definitely hinder Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” as reported by the White House. Obama added that his administration “ensures the security of Israel” with the deal leading to the result that “serves the national interests both of the US and Israel.”