Iran's foreign minister says an agreement reached with world powers on the country's nuclear program includes the lifting of UN Security Council resolutions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Iran's foreign minister said in Switzerland on Thursday (April 2) that an agreement reached with world powers on the country's nuclear program included the lifting of UN Security Council resolutions on the issue. But Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the details needed to be finalized in further negotiations. "All Security Council resolutions will be terminated, it will be an end of Security Council resolutions that have been adopted against Iran, starting from resolution 1696 and ending with resolution 1929, all of them will be terminated. Now there will be certain limitations that some countries wish to impose against the Islamic Republic and those limitations which do not include limitations in areas of finance, trade and economy, and may include from their perspective proliferation areas, may continue for a, in our view, a brief period of time and then suspended and terminated. This is the gist of the agreement what we hope to be able to work out the final details of all of these agreements as we go on in the next three months and it is a major issue that we need to put in writing and then present to the Security Council as a draft resolution, which will not be presented by Iran in fact, but presented by members of the E3 + 3," the foreign minister said. Iran is subject to a myriad of measures detailed in four legally binding Security Council resolutions from between 2006 and 2010: a travel ban and asset freeze blacklist for individuals and entities, bans on trade in nuclear and missile technology, an arms embargo and other steps. U.S. and European negotiators are willing to start suspending some U.N. sanctions, possibly by initially removing some names from the U.N. blacklist. But they want any easing of U.N. sanctions to be automatically reversible -- negotiators call this a "snapback" -- if Tehran fails to comply with the terms of an agreement. And they will keep "proliferation-relevant" measures in place.