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White House denies Iran was allowed to skirt restrictions

The White House on Thursday dismissed a report alleging the U.S. and other world powers secretly allowed Iran to skirt restrictions on its uranium stockpile under last year’s nuclear deal, The Hillreports.

Reuters on Thursday cited a soon-to-be-published report by the Institute for Science and International Security, which said the U.S. and fellow negotiating partners secretly agreed to permit the Islamic Republic to ignore some restrictions on its nuclear program, thereby paving the way for the removal of economic sanctions against the rogue state.

While White House spokesman Josh Earnest conceded he has not “read the precise report”, he refuted the notion that Tehran is not in compliance with the international agreement.

“The argument that somehow this agreement was implemented before Iran came into compliance is just not true,” he was quoted by The Hill as having told reporters on board Air Force One. READ MORE