Vienna, July 14: A landmark Iran nuclear agreement was reached today after clearing final obstacles, and a senior diplomat said it included a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow UN inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties.
China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany are called P5+1.
Under the deal, Tehran would have the right to challenge the UN request and an arbitration board composed of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated with it would have to decide on the issue.
According to media reports, the deal has been reached but official confirmation is yet to be announced.
Iran has argued that such visits by the IAEA would be a cover for spying on its military secrets. This morning, the European Union announced that the final plenary of Iran and the six countries negotiating with it will take place at 10:30 Vienna time, followed by a news conference.
A Western diplomat said they will endorse the deal, reached in the early morning hours. He demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the confidential talks.