Iran deal closer to reality as U.S. prepares sanctions waivers

October 18, 2015 10:09 AM

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Iran deal closer to reality as U.S. prepares sanctions waivers

NEW YORK The United States was set to issue conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they will not take effect until Tehran has curbed its nuclear program as required under a historic nuclear deal reached in Vienna on July 14.

Several senior U.S. officials, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said that despite Washington's move on Sunday, actual implementation of the deal was likely several months away. That means the sanctions relief Tehran is looking forward to is unlikely to come this year.

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