Iran Awards Medals of Honor to Negotiators Who Helped Seal Nuclear Deal

Iran’s foreign and defense ministers, as well as its nuclear chief, are recognized for their efforts in the July 14 agreement.

Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif during nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 29, 2015.

Iran has awarded medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.

President Hassan Rohani on Monday awarded the "Medal of Merit" to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the "Medal of Courage" to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also the country's nuclear chief.

The historic July 14 agreement brought about the lifting of international economic sanctions last month after the United Nations certified that Iran has met all its commitments to curbing its nuclear activities.