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Saturday, January 16, 2016

White House: We're not yet ready to lift sanctions on Iran

The White House is not quite ready to suspend economic sanctions against Iran, its spokesman said Friday, adding that Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal it signed with world powers in July hasn't been verified.

According to The Associated Press (AP), White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Iran is making important progress toward curbing its nuclear program.

He added that it's possible the Islamic Republic has already completed all the necessary steps, but stressed Iran won't get any sanctions relief until the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has independently verified that all steps have been completed. (READ MORE)