2015-07-14 14:15:00

Holy See views Iran deal in a "positive light"

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See views the new agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme in “a positive light”, according to Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, the head of the Holy See Press Office.

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The deal was reached by Iran and the so-called P5+1 (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany) after nine years of negotiations in an effort to ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be used only for peaceful purposes.

The agreement includes giving inspectors from the United Nations access to nuclear sites in Iran.

 “It constitutes an important outcome of the negotiations carried out so far, although continued efforts and commitment on the part of all involved will be necessary in order for it to bear fruit,” Fr. Lombardi said.

“It is hoped that those fruits will not be limited to the field of nuclear programme, but may  indeed extend further,” he said.

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