Ukraine hails agreement to implement Iran nuclear deal

Ukraine has welcomed the recent agreement to start implementing the interim nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers.

“The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry welcomes the agreement reached on January 13, 2014, between Iran and six international mediators [China, France, Britain, Russia, the United States and Germany],” Director of the Information Policy Department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis said at a press briefing in Kiev on Tuesday.

He added that the implementation of the Geneva nuclear agreement would help improve bilateral trade, and ensure further development of Ukrainian-Iranian relations.

On Sunday, Iran and the six world powers finalized an agreement on ways to implement the Geneva nuclear deal, which the two sides struck in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013, from January 20.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said once Iran begins to implement the Geneva deal, the sextet of world powers will begin to ease sanctions on Tehran.

He added that the other side will release USD 4.2 billion in Iranian frozen assets in eight stages and Iran, in return, will oxidize its 20-percent-enriched uranium.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period. It was also agreed that no nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on Iran within the same timeframe.

By Press TV


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