- Iran and six major world powers have reached a nuclear deal, granting Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.
- UN inspectors would have access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military ones.
- The accord could mark a watershed in Tehran’s relations with Western nations, which suspect that Iran has used its civil nuclear programne as a cover to develop a nuclear weapons capability.
- Iran’s insistence that a United Nations Security Council arms embargo and ban on its ballistic missile programme be lifted immediately if an agreement is reached.
- Western nations are loathe to allow Iran to buy and sell arms freely, fearing this would permit it to increase its military support.
- The deal includes one visit to the Parchin military site as well as possible interviews with Iranian nuclear scientists.