Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

April 18, 2015 5:52 AM

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Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed over time. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter Asked at a White House news conference whether he would definitively rule out lifting sanctions at once as part of a final deal aimed at keeping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, Obama said he didn't want to get ahead of negotiators in how to work through the potential sticking point.

He said his main concern is making sure that if Iran violates an agreement, sanctions can quickly be reinstated - the so-called "snap back" provision. President Obama speaks about Iran deal at White House. (Photo: AFP) "How sanctions are lessened, how we snap back sanctions if there's a violation...

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