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    Iran: Farewell to the Pariah State

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    An historic deal on Tehran’s nuclear program paves the way for lifting sanctions against Iran, with President Obama finding rare words of thanks to give to Russia and Vladimir Putin.

    After a grueling marathon session of negotiations in Vienna, all sides finally came to an agreement that recognizes Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy, provided that it undergoes a strict and regular verification process to prove its compliance.

    Not everyone is happy, however, since Israel and the Gulf monarchies have expressed furious opposition to the deal, claiming that it could ironically enable Iran to acquire nuclear weapons in the near future.

    Kyrill Koktysh, an associate professor of Moscow State Institute of International relations with Russia's Foreign Ministry (studio guest), Iyad Khuder, Syrian political activist (Damascus) and Ellie Geranmayeh, Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (London) join our hosts to discuss the issue.

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    nuclear agreement, nuclear negotiations, Iran's Nuclear Program, Gulf States, Iran, Israel, United States, Russia, Vienna
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