Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted

January 16, 2016 11:00 PM

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Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted

VIENNA — The United States and European nations lifted oil and financial sanctions on Iran and released roughly $100 billion of its assets after international inspectors concluded that the country had followed through on promises to dismantle large sections of its nuclear program.

This came at the end of a day of high drama that played out in a diplomatic dance across Europe and the Middle East, just hours after Tehran and Washington swapped long-held prisoners.

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