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Statement by President Donald Tusk on the agreement on Iran's nuclear programme

European Council
  • 14/07/2015
  • 12:15
  • Statements and remarks
  • 585/15
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
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The agreement reached today in Vienna represents a breakthrough, bringing to an end a 13-year nuclear standoff.

If fully implemented, the agreement could be a turning point in relations between Iran and the international community, paving the way to new avenues of cooperation between the EU and Iran. Geopolitically, it has the potential to be a game changer.

All the parties who worked so hard to achieve this agreement deserve our congratulations, in particular High Representative Federica Mogherini, whose relentless facilitation of the talks among the three EU partners, the US, Russia and China is evidence of the constructive role the European Union plays in global affairs.

The text of the agreement is precise; we must now join forces to see it through, taking into account regional sensitivities.