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EU suspends some sanctions against Iran: Official

Published on Jan 21, 2014 1:52 AM
 
A file picture taken on March 30, 2005 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant of Natanz, 270 kms south of Tehran. The European Union suspended a range of sanctions against Iran on Monday after Teheran began implementing a deal to curb its nuclear programme, the EU said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union (EU) suspended a range of sanctions against Iran on Monday after Teheran began implementing a deal to curb its nuclear programme, the EU said.

"As part of the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action agreed by Iran and the E3/EU+3, which enters into force today, the Council today suspended certain EU restrictive measures against Iran for a period of six months," a statement said.

This six-month period "may be prolonged by mutual consent", it noted.

The suspension was agreed by foreign ministers meeting in Brussels for regular monthly talks after they received word from the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, that Teheran had stuck to its side of a November deal to cut back its nuclear programme.

 
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