One 14 JUL 15 NEC-SE posted the article: The Nuclear Deal is a paradigm shift for Iran, U.S., China, and Israeli relationship
In the article we stated: Since the beginning of talks with Iran concerning its nuclear program, the NEC-SE has been the leading voice in asserting that the negotiations and any resulting deal were tied to the economic realities facing both the U.S. and China.
Today the U.S. and Iran concluded a long-term economic agreement that has shifted the paradigm in the U.S. policy from containment to economic partnership with Iran and a strategic economic relationship with China. As a result, the U.S. will gain access to Iranian oil and other markets and in doing so provide Iran with a steady buyer for its crude and provide capital investment in other sectors of its economy.
The highlighted Washington Post article states: Iran has consistently denied any interest in nuclear arms or past work on such weapons, and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi told Iranian television that the International Atomic Energy Agency report “confirms the peaceful nature” [of] Iran’s nuclear program.
But the report contested that view and came down on the side of U.S. allegations, saying the agency “assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place” up to 2009.