After years of stalemate between Iran and the international community over its much-disputed nuclear program, efforts to reach an agreement finally proved fruitful this week as Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers struck a deal that could ultimately bring the Islamic Rebublic in from the cold.

Following 17 days of marathon talks in Vienna, Iran’s negotiators and their counterparts from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (US, UK, France, Russia and China) and Germany announced on 14 July the signing of a deal (CONTINUED - 622 WORDS)