Sanctions against Iran lifted, watchdog verifies nuclear compliance

VIENNA, Sanctions against Iran lifted, watchdog verifies nuclear compliance. The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Iran has completed the steps to implement the nuclear deal.

Sanctions against Iran lifted, watchdog verifies nuclear compliance
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna today to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in anticipation of final implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IAEA released a statement Saturday evening confirming that the deal was ready to move forward thanks to Iran’s compliance.

“We have come a long way since the IAEA first started considering the Iran nuclear issue in 2003. A lot of work has gone into getting us here, and implementation of this agreement will require a similar effort,” said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in the statement. “For our part, we are ready to get on with the job.”

World leaders from six global powers including the United States met in Vienna on Saturday in anticipation the long-held economic sanctions against Iran would be lifted.

By Ann Marie Awad

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