Yerevan Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia welcomes agreements reached in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear program, Armenia’s foreign minister Edward Nalbandian said in a statement on Monday.

“It is good news not only for the region, but the entire global community,” he said adding that Armenia has always supported a negotiated settlement of the problem.

“The deal is a temporary solution to the problem, but opens up an opportunity for a comprehensive settlement,” Nalbandyan said.

Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions.

The agreement, sealed at a 3 a.m. signing 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 deal, intended as a first step toward a more comprehensive nuclear pact to be completed in six months, freezes or reverses progress at Iran’s major nuclear facilities.

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