P5+1 Decides to Restore Sanctions if Iran Breaks Nuclear Deal

United Nations (UN) sanctions against Iran will be restored in the event the Islamic Republic breaks a nuclear framework agreement, the P5+1 powers decided Sunday. 

The major development in negotiations between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China clears a large hurdle toward the formation of such an agreement, according to an exclusive Reuters report. 

According to officials involved in talks, a framework agreement would see the sanctions restored after a dispute-resolution panel including the P5+1 and Iran; the panel would produce a non-binding opinion that would be compared to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) data before the final decision was made.

The sanctions would also be rolled back without a UN Security Council vote. 

Western officials told the news agency that the clause is still "tentative" and dependent on Iran's acceptance. 

While world powers have talked about a gradual rolling back of sanctions against Iran's nuclear program, Iran has demanded that all sanctions be lifted immediately upon signing an agreement.

The sides signed a framework deal on April 2, but are under pressure to formalize a final deal by June 30.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196042

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