Tehran has threatened to walk away unless the P5+1 nations lift economic sanctions placed on Iran, according to Iran’s president on Thursday. The P5+1 group which includes the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany reached an agreement with Iran last week that placed limits on their nuclear program in exchange for a lift on crippling economic sanctions. The United States previously said they would lift sanctions in phases but the details of the plan have not been agreed upon.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared in a televised address marking Iran’s nuclear technology day, appearing to rule out the planned removal of the sanctions in phases, which have crippled the nation’s energy and financial sectors, devastating its economy. The rough deal accepted after extending the deadline during talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, said sanctions will be suspended after international inspectors verify Iran is following the limitations detailed in the first version of a deal. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has final say on issues of the state which Rouhani reminded the media on Thursday and claimed that a fact sheet released by the United States detailing the nuclear deal was not what was agreed upon. Read more at Examiner.com