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Iran, world powers reach deal; Tehran agrees to open nuke program

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting January 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said.

 

In exchange, the Islamic Republic will get a relaxation of the financial sanctions that have been crippling its economy.

 

The announcement that Iran and six world powers had agreed on the plan for implementing an interim agreement came first from Iranian officials and was later confirmed elsewhere. Some US lawmakers have been leery of the agreement, calling for tougher sanctions against Iran, rather than any loosening of controls. (AP)