Turkey welcomes Iran nuclear program agreement
Turkey has welcomed the agreement reached between Iran and the P5 +1 countries -- the United Nations (UN) Security Council's five permanent members and Germany -- on Iran's nuclear program, expressing that it would provide all possible support during the upcoming process on Sunday.
"We congratulate Iran and the P5 +1 countries for their constructive efforts during the process," said a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
The statement noted that the agreement constitutes the beginning of the deal process and short-term confidence-building measures.
The historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program, inked in the early hours of Sunday morning at a penning ceremony in Geneva’s Palace of Nations, requires Iran to halt or scale back parts of its nuclear infrastructure, the first such pause in more than a decade.
The agreement foresees an initial six-month period that brings boundaries to Tehran’s nuclear program and it address concerns about Iran’s enrichment capabilities, existing stockpiles, centrifuges and ability to produce weapons-grade nuclear material with the Arak reactor.