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What’s the deal with the latest Iranian-P6 deal? (Terrible pun)

– “Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday to curb the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.

– Full text of the agreement

– Got questions on anything? The Guardian has answers.

– “Secret US-Iran talks paved way for nuclear deal

– “Republican and Democratic U.S. senators on Sunday voiced skepticism about a nuclear deal reached with Iran but Congress looked likely to give President Barack Obama room to see if the agreement works.

– Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley discusses more on it and Israel’s role

– Israel condemns the deal, but allies are silent

– Juan Cole analyzes the deal and significance here

– “Iran nuclear deal shows US is now prepared to act independently of allies

– Israeli military sees deal as positive for stability

– “Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: We will implement deal in the next few weeks

– “Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear program, a fillip for global economic growth and risk appetites that should benefit share markets.

International Developments

Overall

– Michael Ratner: Obama must move to close Guantanamo now

– An interview with Jeremy Scahill

Middle East

– “Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, activists said on Sunday.”

– Afghan President Hamid Karzai ignores Afghan elders’ advice to approve of U.S. deal

– “Islamist rebels have seized the largest oilfield in eastern Syria, according to reports from opposition activists.

– “Authorities in Bahrain say two former inmates of Guantánamo Bay have been arrested while crossing the border from Saudi Arabia, and charged with allegedly plotting attacks in the violence-wracked Gulf nation.”  [cont’d.]

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.