Naharnet

Zarif in Beirut Next Week over Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Beirut next week to brief Lebanese officials on the nuclear deal signed between major powers and Tehran.

Zarif will make the visit on August 12. He is expected to meet with top officials and political figures who are allied with Iran.

The nuclear deal was negotiated between Iran and six world powers last month.

While the deal would effectively cut off Iran's pathway to developing an atomic bomb, it would lift economic sanctions on Tehran, including unfreezing at least $50 billion in foreign reserves.

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Congress on Wednesday that blocking the accord would damage the nation's credibility and increase the likelihood of more war in the Middle East.

G.K.

D.A.


Copyright © 2012 Naharnet.com. All Rights Reserved. http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/186643