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Key Points Of Iran Nuclear Deal


Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made in November between major powers and Iran over that country's disputed nuclear deal are displayed on the ground outside a kiosk in Tehran on November 25.

Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made in November between major powers and Iran over that country's disputed nuclear deal are displayed on the ground outside a kiosk in Tehran on November 25.

Iran struck a temporary deal in Geneva on November 24 to "create the environment for a comprehensive solution" on the nuclear dispute with the so-called P5+1 countries -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. The following are terms of the deal as reported by international media.

Iran Must:
* Iran will be allowed to enrich uranium up to 5-percent purity, but must halt production of near-20 percent-enriched uranium and disable the centrifuge process used to produce it;
* Start to neutralize its near-20-percent-enriched uranium stockpile, either by diluting it to less than 5 percent or converting it to a form that cannot be further enriched;
* Limit centrifuge production to what is required to replace damaged machines;
* Not enrich uranium in roughly half of installed centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility and three-quarters of the centrifuges installed at its Fordow site;
* Not build additional enrichment facilities;
* Not commission, fuel, or add reactor components to its heavy-water reactor at Arak, and must halt the production and additional testing of fuel for the reactor.
World Powers Must:
* Provide "limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible" sanctions relief. The total value of the relief is estimated to be between $6 billion and $7 billion;
* Suspend sanctions on Iran's petrochemical exports as well as on goods and services for use in its automotive industry;
* Suspend sanctions on Iran's import and export of gold and other precious metals;
* License "expeditiously" the supply of spare parts and services for Iran's civil aviation sector;
* Pause efforts to further limit purchases of crude oil from Iran by the six economies that still do so;
* Take steps to ease Iran's access to $4.2 billion in restricted Iranian funds. The first installment, amounting to $550 million, is scheduled to be released on February 1, contingent on the IAEA confirming that Iran is fulfilling its commitments.
* Not impose further nuclear-related sanctions.

-- RFE/RL Central Newsroom
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