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July 31, 2015 12:18 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Says Israel Must Now Negotiate Nuclear Deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it's Israel's turn to sign a nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it’s Israel’s turn to sign a nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

We – Iran and its interlocutors in the group of nations known as the P5+1 – have finally achieved the shared objective of turning the Iranian nuclear program from an unnecessary crisis into a platform for cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation and beyond. The nuclear deal reached in Vienna this month is not a ceiling but a solid foundation on which we must build. The joint comprehensive plan of action, as the accord is officially known, cements Iran’s status as a zone free of nuclear weapons. Now it is high time that we expand that zone to encompass the entire Middle East.

Iran’s push for a ban on weapons of mass destruction in its regional neighborhood has been consistent. The fact that it precedes Saddam Hussein’s systematic use of WMDs against Iran (never reciprocated in kind) is evidence of the depth of my country’s commitment to this noble cause.

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  • Cynthia

    With a smile on his face none the least…. Israel doesn’t have to deal with Iran at all. Hit their Sites once and for all that will stop all debate.

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