Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) welcomes UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura before a meeting in Tehran on January 10, 2016. / AFP / ATTA KENARE
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International sanctions on Iran will be lifted Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Iran's foreign minister said.Under the deal, Iran has agreed to forego enrichment of uranium, which world powers feared could be used to make a nuclear weapon. Once sanctions are lifted, Iran plans to swiftly ramp up its exports of oil. The Obama administration says the deal reached last July offered the best possible prospect of ensuring that Iran would not develop a nuclear weapon, and could never have been achieved without the support of allies, which was always contingent on a pledge to lift sanctions once Iran complied.For Iran, it marks a crowning achievement for Rouhani, a pragmatic cleric elected in 2013 in a landslide on a promise to reduce Iran's international isolation. Apart from the nuclear issue, Washington maintains separate, far less comprehensive sanctions on Iran over its missile program.Iran has tested missiles since the nuclear agreement, drawing threats from Washington to tighten those sanctions.
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