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U.N. Agency Clears Way for Lifting of Iran Sanctions

U.N. Agency Clears Way for Lifting of Iran Sanctions by Lesley Wroughton and Sam Wilkin, Reuters

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers, paving the way for the almost immediate lifting of crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

"Iran has carried out all measures required under the (July deal) to enable Implementation Day (of the deal) to occur," the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement.

The announcement triggers the lifting of sanctions imposed by the United States, United Nations and European Union within hours or days…

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