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European Union will approve Iran nuclear deal



In a first step towards lifting Europe’s economic sanctions against Tehran, the European Union will approve the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday.

EU foreign ministers will discuss the deal reached last week.
The U.N. Security Council is also expected to vote to support it in a resolution later in the day.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters:
“Today we expect the Security Council to endorse the agreement and we will do the same in the (Foreign Affairs) Council today with the ministers,”.

The EU will eventually lift its economic and financial sanctions but will retain its ban on the supply of ballistic missile technology and sanctions related to human rights, EU diplomats said.
The U.S. Congress will have 60 days from Monday to decide whether to approve or reject the deal.

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