Iran Sanctions Lifted as Nuclear Deal Reaches ‘Implementation Day’

The International Atomic Energy Agency on Saturday certified that Iran had met the provisions of the nuclear deal crafted by world powers, a move that cleared the way for Tehran to get relief from crippling international nuclear-related sanctions.
Yukiya Amano, the IAEA director-general, released a statement confirming that Iran had completed the necessary steps for implementation of the multinational agreement.

EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini announced to a large group of reporters in Vienna: «Today we have achieved Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,» as the formal nuclear agreement is known.

In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. sanctions termination requirements of Iran’s landmark nuclear agreement were now in effect. The White House simultaneously issued an executive order putting those measures in place.

Today marks the moment the #IranDeal has transitioned from ambitious promises on paper to measurable actions in practice.