UNSC endorses Iran nuclear deal

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United Nations, July 20: A 15-member body of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday adopted a resolution to endorse a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.

But UNSC will be able to re-impose penalties during the next decade if Tehran breaches the historic agreement, news agency Reuters reported.

UNSC endorses Iran n-deal

Iran and P5+ 1 nations reached the deal last week that will curb Iran's nuclear programme and end most economic sanctions imposed on country. 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.

Passage of the resolution triggers a complex set of coordinated steps agreed by Iran during nearly two years of talks with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and the European Union.

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The nuclear agreement has been sent to the US Congress, which has the next 60 days to review it.
Once sanctions relief can be implemented, seven previous U.N. resolutions will be terminated and the measures contained in the resolution adopted on Monday will come into effect.

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