- Plan would allow enhanced, permanent nuclear inspections
- Foreign minister: ‘It’s not about photo ops. We want substance’
Iran has offered a deal with the US in which it would formally and permanently accept enhanced inspections of its nuclear programme, in return for the permanent lifting of US sanctions.
The offer was made by the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on a visit to New York. But it is unlikely to be warmly received by the Trump administration, which is currently demanding Iran make a range of sweeping concessions, including cessation of uranium enrichment and support for proxies and allies in the region.
I believe we were few minutes away from a war. Prudence prevailed. So that gives reason for us to be optimists