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US disputes report on Iran nuclear deal exemptions

It was earlier reported that the US agreed ‘in secret’ to allow Iran to evade some restrictions to meet the deadline

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The White House on Thursday disputed a think-tank report that the United States and its negotiating partners had agreed to secret exemptions for Iran in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement.

“The argument that somehow this agreement was implemented before Iran came into compliance is just not true,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in response to a report released by the Institute for Science and International Security.

It was earlier reported that the United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in the nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions.

A think tank report, published by Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said it was based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations.