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Iran: Comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme announced in Vienna is a long-awaited result, says Gentiloni

“The comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear question announced today in Vienna is a long-awaited result”, was the comment from Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on hearing the news.

“Achieved thanks to the efforts of all the negotiators, and the important role played by the European Union, the Vienna agreement shows the efficacy of diplomacy and dialogue in helping reduce the risks of instability in the region”.

“The agreement”, added the Minister, “opens up new and positive opportunities for the Iranian people and for the region. It maps out a normalisation pathway in relations with the international community. This process could also have effects on the resumption of economic and commercial relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

“Italy has always encouraged the committed efforts by the parties concerned to reach a good, solid and verifiable agreement. An agreement that provides guarantees for the international community as to the solely peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. Over the coming months we will be working to consolidate this result and to reassure those countries that take a negative view of the accord”.

“I am convinced”, concluded Minister Gentiloni, “that this agreement will produce positive effects at the global level and in the region, both on the evolving situation in the various areas of crisis and in tackling the common threat of violent extremism and terrorism”.

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