William Hague On Iran: "Not Pursuing Peace Would Be A Grave Error"

The Foreign Secretary tells the House of Commons that Foreign Office staff played an "indispensable role" in talks.

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This afternoon William Hague told the House of Commons that existing sanctions on Iran will continue.

Hague: "there'll be no new nuclear related sanctions during next 6 months" but re existing sanctions 'we will enforce them robustly'

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Hague: "there'll be no new nuclear related sanctions during next 6 months" but re existing sanctions 'we will enforce them robustly'

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He described the deal as "an important step that gives us time to negotiate a comprehensive settlement," and gave an update on other diplomatic moves:

.@WilliamJHague says he is in constant touch with the Israeli government over #Iran

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He even found time to praise opposition politicians for their work.

William Hague generous in tribute to Cathy Ashton and Jack Straw. Commons statement on Iran.

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William Hague generous in tribute to Cathy Ashton and Jack Straw. Commons statement on Iran.

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Key points of the deal include:

- Iran will stop enriching uranium beyond 5%

- Will give greater access to inspectors

- No further development of the Arak plant, which it is believed could produce plutonium.