HISTORIC

Iran Agrees to Limit Nuclear Program

Iran and the United States, joined by five other world powers, signed a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program for more than a decade in exchange for lifting international sanctions on the country. The accord includes a compromise between the U.S. and Iran to allow United Nations inspectors to push for access to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring role. An arms embargo will continue for another five years, while a ballistic missile embargo will remain for eight more years. It also includes a plan to destroy 98 percent of Iran's weapons-grade uranium, and an automatic snap-back for sanctions in the event of a violation of the deal's provisions. The deal will then go to the UN Security Council, which is expected to support it by the end of the month. President Obama must also submit the deal to Congress, which now has 60 days to approve or reject it.