Kerry says Iran has completed steps in nuclear deal, 'First day of a safer world'

January 17, 2016 4:29 AM

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Secretary of State John Kerry and the International Atomic Energy Agency said independently Saturday that Iran has completed the necessary steps in the international nuclear deal to allow Tehran to immediately recoup roughly $100 billion in frozen assets.

“Iran has honored its commitment to alter, in fact dismantle, much of its” nuclear operation, Kerry said in Vienna. “All of Iran’s paths toward a nuclear weapon have been stopped. … Today marks the first day of a safer world.”

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