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EU: Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted 'Soon'


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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