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    EU: Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted 'Soon'

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    The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that sanctions on Iran could be lifted “soon.”

    A multilateral agreement reached in July requires Tehran to complete multiple steps regarding its nuclear program before several international sanctions are removed. There is no fixed date for the milestone.  

    The deal intended to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It allows the country to use certain nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes, however.

    At a news conference in Prague, Mogherini told reporters the so-called “Implementation Day” could come “rather soon.”

    Secretary of State John Kerry, who participated in weeks of talks with counterparts from Iran, China, and Europe, to reach the deal in Vienna, last week said implementation could be just “days away,” if “all goes well.”

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    by: Will from: Chico
    January 11, 2016 8:09 PM
    Why is the EU wanting the sanctions off Iran so bad when Iran has violated the agreement 5 times now and they got caught launch a Ballistic missile which Europe many have been in range of. If I were the EU I would wait until there are no infractions of the nuclear deal. I really makes me wonder if the EU was the ones who wanted the billion off of contracts in Iran. If that is the case why does the United States keep the alliance with NATO.

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