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Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi joined other Iranian human rights organizations and activists in welcoming the Iran nuclear deal. Ebadi is the founder and president of the Center of Supporters of Human Rights. Other organizations welcoming the deal included United for Iran and Impact Iran.
Iran and the P5+1 countries reached an agreement July 14 2015 after a long deliberation. Current economic sanctions on energy, trade, and financial sectors have deteriorated economic conditions in Iran. The removal of these sanctions as a result of the nuclear deal will make way for trade deals between Iran and other countries. Iranian assets and oil money will be unfrozen in bank accounts; Iranian government officials say they will use some of this money to create more jobs.
Iranian human rights organizations praised the diplomatic nature of the deal and are hopeful that improving economic conditions will improve human rights in Iran . However, they stressed that “as Iran’s relationship with the international community evolves, human rights must be addressed as directly and with the same level of dedication as shown by the Iranian government and the international community in their recent dialogues.”
Read the press statement by Iranian human rights organizations.
Read Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire’s op-ed.
A summary of the Iran nuclear deal, the Telegraph, 14 Jul 2015.