Obama Asks Administration to Take Steps towards Lifting Iran Sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US President Barack Obama ordered his administration to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) finalized between Tehran and world powers in Vienna on July 14.

Obama Asks Administration to Take Steps towards Lifting Iran Sanctions

"I hereby direct you to take all appropriate additional measures to ensure the prompt and effective implementation of the US commitments set forth in the JCPOA, in accordance with US law," Obama said in a memorandum on Sunday.

The directive comes 90 days after the UN Security Council endorsed the historic nuclear agreement with Iran.

Obama said the measures will take effect after the US secretary of state confirms that Iran has met its commitments under the JCPOA, media reports said.

Meantime, Secretary John Kerry called today “an important day” for all sides and “a critical first step” in the process of ensuring that Iran's nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes.

The Iranian parliament and the country’s Guardian Council had approved the JCPOA this week.

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