Hague plea to Israel over Iran

Israel should avoid taking any action that would undermine the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the international community, the Foreign Secretary William Hague has told MPs.

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Hague warns Israel ‘not to undermine Iran deal'

Foreign Secretary William Hague has discouraged Israel from taking any steps to undermine the interim nuclear deal with Iran.

William Hague

"We would discourage anybody in the world, including Israel, from taking any steps that would undermine this agreement and we will make that very clear to all concerned," Hague told parliament.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the nuclear deal with Iran "an historic mistake" and said it has "made the world a much more dangerous place".

Hague: Core sanctions will remain in place

Foreign Secretary William Hague says core sanctions on Iran will remain in place. These include sanctions against the Iranian Central Bank, US trade restrictions, all UN Security Council sanctions and restricted access to its foreign assets.

Most importantly, the EU ban on Iran's crude oil will also remain in place. For Iran, this means loss of sales worth about $4 billion (£2.5 billion) per month.

Hague tells MPs: Iran made 'significant commitments'

William Hague is speaking in the House of Commons on the deal reached by the international community with Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

The Foreign Secretary has listed commitments made by Iran, saying these will prevent Iran from using its program to build nuclear weapons. In return some of the international sanctions will be suspended.

Read more: Can the Iran nuclear deal become a lasting accord?

A deal struck after lengthy negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited and gradual relief from some sanctions, including access to £2.5 billion ($4.2 billion) from oil sales.

Hague to address Commons on Iran nuclear deal

Foreign Secretary William Hague will address MPs in the House of Commons today on the deal reached by the international community with Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

Foreign Secretary William Hague will address MPs in the House of Commons today Credit: PA Wire

A deal struck after lengthy negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited and gradual relief from some sanctions, including access to £2.5 billion ($4.2 billion) from oil sales.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu called the agreement "an historic mistake", but David Cameron hailed the deal as an "important first step".

Read: Can the Iran nuclear deal become a lasting accord?

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Iranian-Americans welcome nuclear deal

Prominent Iranian-Americans have praised the Iranian nuclear deal as a significant first step in what they hope will be more harmonious relations between Iran and the international community.

I don't think these negotiations are going to have an effect either on Iran's global image or on Americans' perceptions of Iran.

But they may set the groundwork for eventual normalisation between Iran and the US - and that is something which should be celebrated.

– Reza Aslan, Iranian-born scholar of religion and author of Zealot

For anybody who has had direct and intimate contact with people living in Iran, the first sign of relief will be about the economics.

I know that's on many people's minds. They don't like to see their loved ones harmed.

– San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, born in the US to an Iranian father and a Jewish mother

People are now questioning Rouhani's determination to uphold the people's rights.

That's going to be one of his major challenges in the months to come - whether he stands up for his people or gives up the domestic issues to the hard-liners in Tehran.

– Omid Memarian, Iranian journalist and blogger persecuted in his home country before moving to US

Read: It's too early to call Iran nuclear deal 'historic'

Oil prices fall sharply after Iran nuclear deal

Oil prices fell sharply today after world powers struck a landmark deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of international sanctions.

Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme.
Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme. Credit: Reuters

While Iran will not be allowed to increase its oil sales for six months, any easing of Middle East tensions tends to lead to lower crude prices.

Read: Can the Iran nuclear deal become a lasting accord?

US reassures Israel over 'improved' Iran nuclear deal

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the nuclear deal with Iran "an historic mistake" and said it has "made the world a much more dangerous place".

President Obama telephoned Mr Netanyahu this evening to say the US would remain committed to Israel.

Warning: ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent's report contains flash photography:

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