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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Iran sees nuke deal coming into effect in January

Iran expects July’s landmark nuclear deal with major powers to enter into force in early January, when Tehran will have implemented its commitments, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.
 
“We expect it will be in early January,” Abbas Araqchi told reporters in Vienna after meeting the head of the UN atomic watchdog, which is tasked with verifying the accord.
      
Under the July 14 deal with six powers that ended a potentially dangerous decade-long standoff, Iran undertook to dramatically scale back its nuclear program.
 
This includes reducing by two-thirds the number of centrifuges which purify or “enrich” uranium, making it suitable for nuclear power generation but also for a nuclear bomb. (READ MORE)