White House spokesman announces that National Security Council's Rob Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, will now serve as senior adviser to President Obama on Islamic State - @margbrennan
Iran's Supreme Leader Khameni meets with his foreign minister and ambassadors, tweets, 'Contrary to some views, the United States is main part of regional problems, not part of the solution.' - @khamenei_ir
Iranian security forces arrest Iranian-American executive who promoted ties between US and Iran; move adds to signs hard-liners are trying to block foreign investors in wake of nuclear deal - @WSJbreakingnews
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) (Persian: برنامه جامع اقدام مشترک, known in Iran by the Persian acronym BARJAM, Persian: برجام, pronounced [bˈæɾdʒɒːm]) is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.
Formal negotiations toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program began with the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action—an interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries—in November 2013. For the next twenty months, Iran and the P5+1 countries engaged in negotiations, and in April 2015 agreed on a framework agreement for the final agreement. In July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 agreed on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Under the agreement, Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its centrifuges for at least fifteen years. For the next fifteen years, Iran will only enrich uranium up to 3.67%. Iran also agreed not to build any new uranium-enriching or heavy-water facilities over the same period. Uranium-enrichment activities will be limited to a single facility using first-generation centrifuges for ten years. Other facilities will be converted to avoid proliferation risks. To monitor and verify Iran's compliance with the agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have regular access to all Iranian nuclear facilities. The agreement provides that in return for verifiably abiding by its commitments, Iran will receive relief from U.S., European Union, and United Nations Security Council nuclear-related sanctions.