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Diplomats: Iran Decides Not to Escalate Stand-Off Over US Sanctions Extension

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: US State Department.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: US State Department.

Iran decided not to escalate a stand-off over the extension of U.S. sanctions at a meeting of diplomats overseeing the nuclear deal it reached with world powers in 2015, senior Russian and Iranian diplomats said after the session on Tuesday.

Tehran threatened last month to retaliate against a U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), saying it violated the landmark agreement reached with six major powers under which the Islamic Republic curbed its disputed nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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