Breaking: Zarif, Rouhani announce preliminary Iran nuclear deal


LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that "solutions have been found" to reach a political understanding with six world powers, and drafting would get underway immediately on a final Iran nuclear deal due by the end of June.

"Found solutions," Zarif tweeted April 2, as journalists awaited a press conference here by him, the European Union foreign policy chief and US Secretary of State John Kerry. "Ready to start drafting immediately."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also jumped on Twitter to proclaim agreement parameters for a deal, writing, "Solutions on key parameters of Iran  case reached. Drafting to start immediately, to finish by June 30th. "

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also tweeted "Good news" at the negotiations, ahead of a joint press conference with Zarif."

Iranian journalist Abas Aslani posted alleged details that he said were from an agreed "Summary of Solutions."

Among them were that Iran could use 5,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium to 3.5%, would implement the Additional Protocol, convert the Fordow enrichment site to an advanced nuclear and physics research center and continue some research and development on advanced centrifuges. The alleged details could not be immediately confirmed.

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Laura Rozen is Al-Monitor's diplomatic correspondent based in Washington, DC. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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