Six world powers—the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, or the P5+1—and Iran announced a framework agreement Thursday on limitations to the Iranian nuclear program. Very generally, the framework agreement sets out a series of actions that would limit the scope of the Iranian nuclear program and restrain Iran from producing nuclear weapons; in exchange, international sanctions instituted because of the Iranian nuclear program would be eased. In the wake of the announcement, the Bulletin asked numerous experts on the situation to offer their assessments of the framework agreement. We set no parameters on these expert comments, which are offered here in hopes they will inspire discussion on the prospects for a final agreement by a June 30 deadline.
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