By Nick Robins-Early -Huff Post World Post
Iran and six world powers reached a deal Tuesday to limit Tehran’s nuclear capabilities, a result of almost two years of negotiations. In a comprehensive accord, the nations settled on terms that include a 98 percent drop in Iran’s stockpile of low-level enriched uranium and two-thirds reduction of centrifuges in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.
The highly anticipated agreement has been lauded by negotiating nations as a historic moment for choosing diplomatic solutions over conflict, while hard-liners and critics of the deal have said it is not robust enough to stop Iran from getting a bomb.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama both praised the negotiators in separate statements, each characterizing the deal as a win for peace.
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