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September 18, 2015 10:58 am

Administration Moves to Implement Iran Nuclear Deal After Republican Failure to Stop It

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South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

The White House is working to put the Iran deal into effect. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

Following a final failed attempt by Senate Republicans to kill the Iran nuclear agreement Thursday, the administration moved aggressively toward putting it into effect, naming a new czar to oversee implementation and announcing that President Obama would issue waivers suspending all U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on Oct. 18.

The waivers will not go into effect until what the agreement itself calls “Implementation Day,” when the International Atomic Energy Agency certifies that Iran has complied with all of its obligations — including removal of 98 percent of its enriched uranium stockpile, shutting down its underground enrichment facility and rendering inoperative the core of a plutonium-capable reactor.

Read full story at The Washington Post.

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