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Iran’s Rowhani expects sanctions to be lifted by end of year

In accordance with the nuclear deal struck between six world powers, Iran will dramatically reduce its uranium enrichment program

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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Tuesday he expected nuclear sanctions against Tehran to be lifted by the end of the year, state news agency IRNA reported.

“According to our plans, the oppressive sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be lifted by the end of 2015,”

IRNA quoted Rowhani as saying during a ceremony to welcome the new Spanish ambassador to Tehran.

In accordance with the historic nuclear deal struck between six world powers and Tehran, Iran will dramatically reduce its uranium enrichment program, surrender or dilute most of its highly enriched fuel and open its nuclear sites to inspectors from the IAEA, the U.N. nuclear watchdog.