Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
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International sanctions on Iran are lifted

International sanctions on Iran have been lifted after its compliance with obligations under its nuclear agreement with world powers was certified.

The international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, said its inspectors had verified that Iran had taken the required steps.

Earlier Iran had released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners in anticipation of the lifting of sanctions.

Bridget Kendall reports.

  • 16 Jan 2016
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