Tuesday’s nuclear agreement between Iran, Russia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. could signal the end of a thirteen-year nuclear standoff with Iran. A history of Iranian sanctions as a direct result of its nuclear program is available in the BBC article: “Iran nuclear crisis.”

Supporters including U.S. President Barak Obama have widely embraced the arrangement as ensuring Iran will not be able to develop nuclear weapons. Speaking to reporters shortly after the agreement was announced, President Obama said, “This deal meets every single one of the bottom lines that we established when we achieved a framework earlier this spring.” The President went on to say the agreement will require compliance with key steps over the course of the next decade.

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