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March 20, 2015 10:19 am

Iran Nuclear Talks Reportedly Stalled Over Dispute About Ending Sanctions

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US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Though Tehran thinks the economic sanctions should be lifted right away, the US and Europe disagree. Photo: Wikimedia.

Fox News – A dispute over when international sanctions against Iran would be lifted following a potential nuclear agreement reportedly is the latest issue to bog down negotiations.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Iran’s negotiators say that sanctions must be lifted almost immediately after a deal is concluded. US and European diplomats, for their part, hold that sanctions should only be lifted once Tehran accounts for its past nuclear activity and is confirmed to be using nuclear energy for peaceful means by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.

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