Monday, January 18, 2016

Obama glows as Iran nuclear sanctions are lifted

The US imposed new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program on Sunday, even as the international nuclear sanctions were lifted on Tehran following the controversial deal sealed last summer.

US President Barack Obama welcomed the lifting of the sanctions, saying, "this is a good day because once again we're seeing what's possible with international diplomacy."

"For decades, our differences meant our governments hardly ever spoke - ultimately, that did not advance our interests," he said, claiming that the deal with the leading state sponsor of terrorism means "Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb." (READ MORE)