What Agreement Was Reached In 2015 Regarding Iran`s Nuclear Program
November 24, 2014: Iran and the P5-1 announce that negotiations will be extended due to progress on difficult issues and the willingness of both sides to move forward. The parties announce their intention to reach a political agreement by March and to complete the technical annexes by 30 June. Both parties will continue to implement the terms of the Interim Joint Action Plan from November 2013. Iran and the P5-1 are also making additional commitments. May 27, 2016: The IAEA publishes its quarterly report on iran`s implementation of the nuclear agreement. The report shows that Iran complies with the restrictions imposed by the agreement and that inspectors were able to access certain Iranian websites through free access visits. The Iran agreement – officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – was one of the diplomatic crowning achievements of former President Barack Obama`s tenure, but it has remained a divisive issue in Washington since its implementation in 2015. February 26, 2016: The IAEA releases its first quarterly report on Iran`s nuclear activities after implementation. The report notes that Iran is meeting its nuclear obligations, although it has slightly exceeded the ceiling on heavy water supplies authorized by the agreement.
The IAEA notes that Iran had 130.9 tonnes of water, slightly above the 130-tonne limit set by the agreement, but delivered 20 tonnes on 24 February to remain below the limit. Trump officially withdrew the United States from the agreement in May 2018 and lifted banking and oil sanctions. They apply not only to U.S. citizens, who are generally unable to conduct transactions with Iran, but also to foreigners. To do business in Iranian markets, they would give up access to much larger U.S. markets and access to the global banking system. “It will be a gradual decline,” the official said. “At the end, say, 15 years, we won`t know what it is.” But there are clearly estimates from the secret services, and a diplomat involved in the talks said internal estimates suggested that Iran`s 14-year epidemic period could be reduced to about five months. On the other hand, “the most militant, authoritarian, conservative and anti-Western leaders and groups within Iran are opposed to the agreement.”  The anti-agreement coalition in Iran includes former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoon Abbasi, former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili; and several conservative revolutionary clerics and commanders of the Revolutionary Guards.  This group “attacked the incompetence of the Iranian negotiating team by claiming that negotiators gave in on many key issues and were maneuvered by smarter and more sinister American diplomats.”  April 29, 2020: Iran`s Bushehr nuclear power plant will be refuelled as planned.