Timing of sanctions relief may be deal breaker as Iran talks resume




 
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April 22nd, 2015  
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Topic: Timing of sanctions relief may be deal breaker as Iran talks resume


By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - The timing of sanctions relief is the main sticking point in nuclear talks that resumed on Wednesday with a meeting between delegates from Iran and the European Union. Arriving in Vienna, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi reiterated Iran's position: "All the economic sanctions should be lifted on the day that the deal is implemented," Iranian news agency Tasnim reported. The United States says the sanctions, imposed on Iran by countries concerned that its nuclear programme could be aimed at weapons development, would have to be phased out gradually. Referring to concerns that the U.S. Congress might try to delay lifting sanctions, Araqchi told state television that President Barack Obama's administration was "responsible to ensure that its commitments, particularly sanctions-related ones, are fulfilled".




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