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Iran says nuclear deal to take effect on Jan 20

Published on Jan 13, 2014 12:03 AM
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's ministry said that the landmark agreement the Islamic republic clinched with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme will take effect from Jan 20. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran's foreign ministry said on Sunday that the landmark agreement the Islamic republic clinched with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme will take effect from Jan 20.

"The implementation of the joint plan of action will start from January 20," ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham told Mehr news agency.

Under the deal reached in November, Iran agreed to curb parts of its disputed nuclear drive for six months in exchange for receiving modest relief from international sanctions and a promise by Western powers not to impose new measures against its hard-hit economy.