UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote next week on a resolution to endorse the Iran nuclear deal and end targeted sanctions, but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban, according to diplomatic sources.

The deal, reached with six world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, will begin to be implemented by November. In return for an end to sanctions, Iran will limit its nuclear activities. Iran has all along insisted its work is purely peaceful.

The United States will circulate the draft resolution to the 15-member Security Council later today, UN diplomats said.

Under the agreement, any United Nations sanctions relief would be simultaneous with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying “implementation of agreed nuclear-related measures by Iran.”

“Next week the UNSC will recognise the enrichment programme of a developing country,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA upon arrival at Tehran airport.

“Our measures will start when all sanctions are lifted. We hope that more or less within four months measures taken by both sides show results and implementation of the deal begins.”

The UN Security Council resolution would terminate its seven previous resolutions on Iran, but under the Vienna deal it would leave a UN weapons embargo in place for five years and a ban on buying missile technology for eight years.

The five permanent veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — were parties to the deal agreed with Iran in Vienna, along with Germany and the European Union.

The UN resolution to endorse the deal would also enshrine a mechanism for all Security Council sanctions to be automatically re-imposed if Iran breaches the deal.

According to the Vienna deal, the six world powers, Iran and the European Union will form a Joint Commission to handle any complaints about breaches. If the complaining state is not satisfied with how the commission addresses its concerns, it could then take its grievance to the UN Security Council.

The Security Council would then need to vote on a resolution to continue the lifting of sanctions on Iran. If such a resolution has not been adopted within 30 days of the council receiving the complaint of a breach, then the sanctions contained in all previous UN resolutions would be re-imposed, unless the council decided otherwise.

If the nuclear deal is adhered to, all the provisions and measures of the UN resolution would terminate 10 years after its adoption and the Iran nuclear issue would be removed from the Security Council agenda.

US Vice President Joe Biden told Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that nothing in the nuclear deal with Iran removes the option of military action, Representative Steve Israel said.

Israel told reporters outside the caucus room where Biden met lawmakers in the US Capitol that the vice president said “nothing in this agreement takes the military option off the table.”