The Untied States, along with the other members of the United Nations Security Council, have reached a deal with Iran that would see many of its current sanctions lifted so long as the nation complies with measures designed to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The deal would also unfreeze billions of dollars held in overseas banks, which opponents of the negotiations fear Iran could use to expand its support for proxy terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.
The arrangement sees Iran’s number of installed centrifuges and store of enriched uranium greatly reduced, which would at last quadruple the amount of time required for Tehran to build a bomb. Inspections would be put in place to ensure the nation does not go down that path. The United States has promised to immediately reinstate the sanctions at any hint of double-dealing and to use force if necessary to prevent Iran from becoming an armed nuclear power.
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