Iran and the United States have agreed on a framework to replace the 1979 Islamic Revolution with a new constitution and political system.
But it remains unclear what exactly will happen to the region’s most important oil-producing country, the United Arab Emirates.
As tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia rise, Iran has sought to position itself as a regional player.
But Iran and its archrival Saudi Arabia are deeply divided, with Tehran accusing Riyadh of backing Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The two countries also face a proxy war in Yemen, which they both want to defeat militarily.
As Iran and Riyadh grapple with the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, a new war in the Middle Eastern nation of 10 million people has the potential to spiral out of control.
This story has been updated to include additional information.
Related coverage: Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran’s nuclear deal is for ‘humanitarian purposes’ but says Iran will not compromise on human rightsThe United States and Iran signed an agreement on Nov. 30 to end their 20-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear programs and restart relations with each other.
The pact is a milestone in the history of Iran’s relations with the world.
The deal gives Iran access to about $150 billion in U.S. dollars in U,S.
But a key element of the deal — the lifting of sanctions on Iran’s central bank and some oil exports — remains controversial.
Iran says the lifting will allow Iran to spend more on oil production, boost its exports and boost the economy.
The United States says that while the lifting might improve Iran’s finances, it will likely have little impact on its domestic economy.
In a statement released on Nov 10, Secretary of State John Kerry said that “a broad spectrum of issues will continue to be addressed and we are pleased to see the broad cooperation between the U.N. Security Council and Iran.”
The U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and China have all said they will support the accord.
While some critics have suggested that the lifting would make Iran more open to Western sanctions, Kerry said this was not the case.
He also said that sanctions relief will help Iran meet its commitments to curb its nuclear program.
“We continue to believe that Iran’s peaceful nature will ensure the stability and security of the region, and that a full lifting of these sanctions is the right path to take,” Kerry said.
What to know about Iran’s relationship with the United Kingdom, the U: The United Kingdom is Iran’s largest trading partner.
It is the world’s largest oil exporter, and it is the country with the largest oil reserves in the world, accounting for about 40 percent of the world crude oil market.
The U is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional economic body that has a strong relationship with Iran.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest bloc of Muslim countries, also has a close economic and security relationship with Tehran.
Saudi Arabia, Iran’s most influential ally, has an interest in preventing a U. S. move to isolate Tehran, but the two countries have been in a power struggle for decades.
As part of the agreement, Iran is supposed to reduce its uranium enrichment to below 20 percent.
But the U, in return, is supposed not to use its enrichment facilities for nuclear weapons.
Despite its recent agreement to curb nuclear activity, Iran continues to maintain a stockpile of enriched uranium.
U. s intelligence community says it has enough enriched uranium for between 1,500 and 2,000 nuclear bombs.
A nuclear deal has also been struck with the European Union, which has a major oil industry in Iran.
A separate deal was struck with Russia and China, which also have significant oil and gas reserves in Iran, as well as Russia’s energy and petrochemical industries.
There are also hopes that the deal will lead to a revival of U. N.-sponsored economic and trade ties.
During a visit to New York on Nov 11, Secretary Kerry met with President Barack Obama and the heads of U-N member states, including France and Germany.
At the end of the meeting, Kerry and Obama signed a new accord on Nov 14.
The deal is supposed in part to ease sanctions against Iran.
However, it is unclear what the deal means for the future relationship between Iran, the West and the Islamic republic.
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