Not Achieved
This promise was made Pre-Election

Reducing and Lifting Sanctions



The third round of nuclear negotiations, held in Geneva, between Iran and the P5+1 group has lead to the signing of a six month preliminary agreement. Under this agreement, the Iranian government accepts a number of technical and legal constraints on its nuclear program. These include the suspension of uranium enrichment beyond five percent and the neutralization of its current stockpiles of enriched uranium that are between five to twenty percent. In addition, the installation and operation of additional centrifuges at the Fordow and Natanz facilities will be halted, work on the Arak heavy water reactor will stop, and cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will increase. Moreover, the P5+1 will temporarily waive some of the sanctions presently enforced on Iran such as those on its petrochemicals industry, its auto-sector, and the trade in precious metals. Furthermore, the world powers will release back to Iran a portion of its frozen foreign assets.

However, it has been stressed that the complete repeal of the sanctions placed on Iran is contingent on the Iranian government’s continued cooperation and transparency with the P5+1 on its nuclear issue. For this reason the Rouhani Meter research team has changed the status of this promise to being In Progress.