On the Saturday 16 of January 2016 Iran ended years of economic isolation when the six world powers lifted all sanctions against the country in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.
The announcement was made at a joint declaration by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following a confirmation by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has complied with all the provisions required under the July Agreement.
The US Treasury has already announced that it allows all non-US citizens to engage in dealings with Iran in many sectors, including the oil market sector. On the same note, in London, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond expressed hope that the business community of the country will seize the opportunities of the lifting of the sanctions.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated his people for the success of the negotiations as he hailed a nuclear deal with world powers as a ‘golden page’ in Iran’s history and looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil as the country emerges from years of sanctions and isolations.
“The nuclear negotiations which succeeded by the guidance of the Supreme Leader and support of our nation, were truly a golden page in Iran’s history”, he commented.
“The nuclear deal is an opportunity that we should use to develop the country, improve the welfare of the nation, and create stability and security in the region”, the Iranian President said.
Together with the lifting of the sanctions tens of billions of dollars’ worth of Iranian Assets will now be unfrozen and global companies that have been banned from doing business there will be able to exploit an emerging new market.
Source: Philenews.com 17/01/2015, Europe.newsweek.com 17/01/2016
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