Zarif, Salehi to Brief Lawmakers on Nuclear Deal

 

Tehran-   Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif and Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehiare scheduled to appear before the parliament on Tuesday to brief the lawmakers on the outcome of nuclear negotiations in Vienna.

After 22 days of intensive negotiations in Vienna, Iran and the G5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany – finally arrived at a final deal on July 14 which is likely to put an end to a 12-year nuclear dispute.

 

Iran deal contains 100 pages including the text and its annexes which were agreed upon by all the negotiating parties.

 

US in desperate need of Iran's assistance

On the other hand, Former president of the Foreign Press Association, London, has said remarks recently made by the US president after reaching a historic nuclear deal with Iran, have indicated Washington is in dire need of Tehran's assistance to get rid of the existing crises in the Middel East region.

Mustapha Karkouti said, 'The United States desperately needs Iran’s assistance’ is, in a nut-shell, the obvious essence of the content of US President Barack Obama’s speech and press conference last Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, following the announcement of the nuclear deal with Iran last week.

The UAE-based Gulf News quoted Karkouti as saying, 'One thing was absolutely reconfirmed through President Obama's comments, which is the president’s solid commitment to seal his policy of physically pulling out of the region and Asia and opening a new page in the uncertain history of the Middle East. The latest agreement with Iran is undoubtedly designed to publicly recognize Tehran’s wider role in the region and beyond.

It is a well-established fact that a Washington-Tehran mutual understanding was largely helpful to bring the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2011 to an end, despite the presence of Iran’s American-led western boycott regime. More importantly, it would have been almost impossible for the US to conclude its withdrawal from Iraq, had there been no general agreement with Iran to take up responsibility to secure the vacated predominantly areas, including the oil-rich South and the capital Baghdad.

The latest nuclear deal provides Iran with a greater potential to improve its standing in the region. It will certainly help Tehran in taking yet another vital step of a strategic dimension, this time in the heart of the Arab region.

 

Iran's role playing in Middle East to increase noticeably

In the same context in Athens, Greek daily Kathimerini wrote on Sunday an aftermath of Iran-powers' nuclear deal is that Iran's role playing in the region and the world will increase noticeably.

'Solid foreign policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the restless efforts made by the Iranian nuclear negotiation team who always had convincing and strong logic in their talks with their European and American counterparts led to mighty achieving of a win-win nuclear agreement,' wrote the Greek daily.

Kathimerini added that the Americans, fully aware of the power and influence of Iran in resolving the regional and even international crises, despite the Israeli objections and even the sabotage and even bribing of some Arab littoral states of the Arab Gulf, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, accepted to sign the nuclear agreement with Iran.

'Now, too, the US President Barrack Obama is spending his best efforts to convince the US Congress and Senate to approve of that agreement and has even vowed to veto if they will vote against its implementation,' wrote the daily.

According to this daily, although such countries as Turkey, Egypt and Russia have welcomed Iran's agreement with the six world powers, but they each have their concerns about the increased role of Iran in the region, especially more so since Iran also has rich natural resources such as oil, gas and many minerals.

It also respectively refers to the much more serious worries of Israel and such reactionary regional countries as Saudi Arabia about Iran's increased regional power in post-agreement era.

'That is also the reason why the industrial manufacturers of such major countries as France and Germany have already began the race for gaining a bigger share of the Iranian market,' it added.

Kathimerini has also estimated that the Iranian oil reserves is 157 billion and 800 million barrels today, 2,800,000 barrels of which is produced today (bpd) which will in near future increase to 3,300,000 bpd.

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