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White House Releases Summary of Iran Nuclear Deal

FILE - President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House.
The U.S. government has released a summary of the deal reached earlier in January aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

The information outlined by the White House Thursday includes a timetable for inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Economic Energy Agency .

It also details the modest easing of sanctions on Iran that are being granted in return for the freeze on some parts of the Iranian nuclear program.

The six-month deal between Iran and the U.S., Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China goes into effect January 20 and aims to reassure the international community that Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon. During that period, negotiators will continue working to craft a comprehensive, final agreement.

The White House released the summary in response to calls from the U.S. Congress and other groups for more transparency about what the agreement entails.