A framework agreement was reached at marathon talks on Iran's nuclear program in Switzerland that will allow further negotiations towards a final agreement. The EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy read a joint statement at the end of long negotiations held in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The statement says: "Today, we have taken a decisive step: we have reached solutions on key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action". US Secretary of State John Kerry tweeted "The understanding we've reached is a solid foundation for the good deal we seek".
Read the full text of the statement here.
source: commonspace.eu with Reuters news agency
photo: The representatives of Iran and the international community at the end of talks in Lausanne on 2 April 2015. (picture by Reuters).
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