Kerry, Zarif named candidates for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Mohammad javad zarif-john kerry
Mohammad javad zarif-john kerry

Tariq Rauf, a senior official with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said the Iran-P5+1 accord is the most distinguished nuclear accord in two decades.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden introduced Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry as candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the historic agreement Iran and P5+1 struck over Iran’s nuclear program.

Tariq Rauf, SIPRI’s director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Program, said the Iran-P5+1 accord is the most distinguished nuclear accord in two decades.

He said the nuclear accord makes John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif the odds-on favorites to win the 2016 Noble Peace Prize.

He added that Iran nuclear accord will pave the way for the international community to make sure Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful in nature and thus lift the sanctions.

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