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Rouhani: West agreed to lift main sanctions on Iran

May 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks as he attends opening ceremony of projects at the Hormozgan, Mazandaran and Khuzestan provinces via video conference in Tehran, Iran on April 29, 2021 [Iranian Presidency – Anadolu Agency]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced yesterday that the Western nations have agreed to lift the main sanctions imposed on his country, the Tasnim news agency reported.

Speaking at the inauguration of projects for the Ministry of Oil, Rouhani said: “They are in Vienna negotiating and agreeing to lift all sanctions imposed on oil, petrochemicals, shipping, insurance and the central bank.”

“We have taken a major and big step, and the main agreement has been reached,” he added.

Last night, Bloomberg quoted a senior European official as saying that Iran and the United States are close to reaching a formula to reviving the 2015 nuclear deal which collapsed after former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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