Egypt hopes Iran nuclear deal to boost stability in Middle East

Egypt believes that the framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group has a potential to bring stability to the Middle East.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Egypt hopes that a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group will be reached within the deadline and help bring stability to the region, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

“Egypt hopes for a final agreement to be reached by June 30, which will contribute to the establishment of stability in the Middle East and prevent a never-ending arms race,” the ministry said Friday, as quoted by MENA.

The deal would also help make the Middle East a region free of nuclear weapons, which Egypt repeatedly has called for, the ministry added.

Iran and the P5+1 group of international negotiators, namely Russia, the United States, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, reached a framework of an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland on Thursday.The Islamic Republic agreed, among other things, to cut the number of centrifuges by more than two-thirds in 10 years, as well as not to enrich uranium over 3.67 percent for 15 years.

Iran has long been accused of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program, claims it has repeatedly rejected.

The deadline to reach a final agreement that would guarantee the peaceful nature of the Tehran’s nuclear activities is set for July 2015, after being repeatedly postponed.

By Sputnik News